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

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Examples

  • 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.

    Telegraph.co.uk: 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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