Definitions

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  • n. One who, or that which, legitimizes.

Etymologies

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legitimize +‎ -er

Examples

  • In a world where Perez Hilton is an expert, the medium is the message and the platform is the legitimizer.

    Tom Vander Ark: The End of the Book

  • Loving Lombardi: If one person can legitimize a network, then the NFL Network's legitimizer is Michael Lombardi.

    The NFL Draft: ESPN Vs. NFL Network

  • I still feel that, at BayouBias, he wrote that Bush's appearance with Nagin could be taken as a sign of support often enough that Crouere went beyond being an observer to being a legitimizer.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • When the negotiations fell apart, the two leaders traded public insults (Chávez compared Uribe to a "mafia boss"; Uribe reiterated by calling him a "legitimizer of terrorists").

    Meddle Nettle

  • That makes the organization indispensable as a convener of the governments of the world and as a legitimizer of decisions and actions taken in their name.

    The Great Experiment

  • He says that the UN is a very poor manager of military and executive action, and that it functions far better as a subcontractor of national forces and a legitimizer of international action emphasis added--exactly the UN vis-à-vis ISAF in Afghanistan; how will Prof.

    Afstan: Lord High Paddy Ashdown

  • Nonetheless, if you have already won the electoral vote, it is OK to talk about the popular vote as a kind of adjunct legitimizer.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • How fantasy can be used as legitimizer by Khalid S. Al-Khater on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2005 at 12: 22: 07 PM

    The Bushies' Lie About the Islamic 'Caliphate' Threat

  • "The approval of the bloggers was a huge legitimizer, believe me," says Natalie Hornsby.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • I don’t think that blogs need to have legitimacy laid upon them … and who died and made you the legitimizer?

    Maybe Pajamas Media wasn’t such a bad name afterall « BuzzMachine

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