Definitions

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  • v. make legal

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Examples

  • To annoy poor Sponeck, Leopold in 1715 had entered into a contract with Wirtemberg, whereby he declared his distant cousin, Eberhard Ludwig, heir to Mömpelgard; but he soon repented of this admission, and besought the Emperor to legitimatise his children: those morganatically born by the Countess of Sponeck, and the rest of the brood from the Espérance sisters.

    A German Pompadour Being the Extraordinary History of Wilhelmine van Grävenitz, Landhofmeisterin of Wirtemberg

  • Regent, Duc d'Orléans, to legitimatise his progeny.

    A German Pompadour Being the Extraordinary History of Wilhelmine van Grävenitz, Landhofmeisterin of Wirtemberg

  • I, the husband, shall be separated from you by whole oceans perhaps, and shall not be here to legitimatise the result of a _faux pas_.

    Dr. Dumany's Wife

  • While it added to the queen's distress, it removed, nevertheless, all objections which might have been raised by the anti-papal party against the act to legitimatise her.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

  • Let the one idea be lost sight of, and the other will altogether fail to legitimatise itself, or keep its ground.

    Theism: The Witness of Reason and Nature to an All-Wise and Beneficent Creator.

  • Sinn Fein continues to legitimatise violence, still happy to endorse physical force Nationalism with criminal intent.

    A Tangled Web

  • You might have married my son -- my dear and noble George; but that he did not choose to interfere with your shameful passion for the beggarly upstart whom you caused to assassinate him; and the only counsel I have to give your Ladyship is this, to legitimatise the ties which you have contracted with this shameless adventurer; to make that connection legal which, real as it is now, is against both decency and religion; and to spare your family and your son the shame of your present line of life. '

    Barry Lyndon

  • The Church is asking us to trust them, but they have lost that trust. "decriminalise - make legal;" Marijuana should be legalized "decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize child abuse.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

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