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  • n. The process of legitimizing, of making legitimate and/or legal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Legitimation. Also spelled legitimisation.


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legitimize +‎ -ation


  • Syria, which wants to receive legitimization from the world, must be faced with a clear statement from the Council, making it responsible for the continued smuggling, which endangers the entire region and contradicts Syria’s commitments to the Security Council.

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  • The question to ask now is: assuming Obama’s trying for long term legitimization of the same policies, is he using rhetoric that will help in the long run, or is he still stuck in campaign mode?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Does Jack Goldsmith Prefer Barack Obama to Dick Cheney?

  • Bottom line, if I understand your point Leigh, is that every medium seems to look for its one big mascot for "legitimization", yet in reality few media can hold up one particular example and say that is what gave it its entrance ticket to the art club.

    I'd Rather Let The Flowers Keep Doing What They Do Best

  • It seems to me that the result of this growing "legitimization" of the supposed popular vote victory is to de-legitimize Obama -- cost him Democratic votes in November.

    Hillary's Game Plan -- A Path To Victory?

  • My only objection to Nader is his seeming "legitimization", by Samuel Bryan on Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 9: 13: 31 AM

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Ralph Nader: Disintegration is Everywhere

  • "The black president would greatly benefit from" legitimization "of a preferably elite education" He would also have to be remorselessly capable of spelling his own name and that of his cabinet members: a combination, say of Colin Powell, Andrew Young, and Julian Bond, but subtly deracialized out of the dangerousness of blackness and inducted "into the approved realm of tacitly" honorary "whiteness."


  • Perhaps the most perilous thing Gates's folly will accomplish is the further "legitimization" of selflessness as a "noble" virtue.

    The Rule of Reason

  • More often than not, individual liberty and state prerogatives take a back seat to legitimization of federal action or preservation of SC precedent (text and history of the Constitution be d***ed).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Help Draft the Federalism Restoration Amendment

  • You additionally see it as giving moral legitimization.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex Education, Dirty Words, and the Due Process Clause

  • In the wake of so much speculation regarding the motives of a murderous madman -- something none of us can ultimately know -- it is worth taking a look at just what have been the extremes of discourse that help legitimate hatred in our society, and could, conceivably, lead some to believe in the legitimization of violence.

    Eric Alterman: Think Again: The Hate We Tolerate


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