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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of legitimise.


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  • Those who claim that the Lords will carry greater weight once it is "legitimised" should think for a nano-second about the way the Executive under Labour and the Tories has treated the Commons and the public standing of our party-politicised elected representatives at Westminster.

    Good Riddance to Lords Like Lipsey

  • Uganda where it is "legitimised" and sent to Europe, with the local communities not benefiting.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It further dirtied its slate by brazening out the Navin Chawla episode when its rubber stamp in the Rashtrapati Bhavan 'legitimised' yet another act of vandalising the Constitution.

    Seriously Sandeep

  • Peter Hain, the Welsh Secretary, who had made a last-ditch appeal to the BBC to drop Mr Griffin, said that the corporation had "legitimised" the BNP's "racist" views by allowing him to appear. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • Sometimes they later "legitimised" their mating, particularly if the liaison was found to be usefully fertile.

    Clerical Whispers

  • As soon as it is legitimised, it may no longer be attractive and they could well discontinue their activities.

    Value your Web 2.0 guerillas « pwcom 2.0

  • Friends in the business have offered deals and quantities have always changed hands in pubs, sometimes halfway legitimised as meat raffles.

    Buying meat in bulk

  • My fears are the usual leftie prejudices: sexism, racism, elitism, ridiculous outfits all legitimised in the name of an apparently dull sport.

    Ryder Cup 2010: Welcome to a weird world of facelifts and blind faith

  • The cynical atrocities of oil corporations in pursuit of wealth and power are being legitimised by the arts establishment.

    The arts, oil and sponsorship

  • If the EU does offer assistance with inspections for contraband, and Israel accepts, then a exclusion zone requiring all traffic to halt for inspection might be legitimised by a UNSC Resolution under Chapter VII with a mandate to NATO to enforce it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What’s Going on With Turkey


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