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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make legal or lawful; authorize or sanction by law.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make lawful; render conformable to law, either by previous authorization or by giving the sanction of law to what has already been done; authorize; sanction; justify.
  • In theology, to interpret or apply Seripture in the spirit of legalism. Also spelled legalise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make legal.
  • transitive verb (Theol.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.

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  • verb American Alternative spelling of legalise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make legal

Etymologies

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legal +‎ -ize

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