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Legitimize  v. t.  (past & past part. legitimized; pres. part. legitimizing)  To legitimate.

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"Legitimize" Quotes from Famous Books

... "If I cannot legitimize our former relations at least I can assist you. And I will do it with much more regard for your feelings than I formerly showed. My religious mania, or whatever it was, is over. But I retain a little good nature; I hope I do. ...
— Tess of the d'Urbervilles - A Pure Woman • Thomas Hardy

... of the family sacred rites would be broken—a misfortune painfully felt by every Athenian family, as calculated to wrong all the deceased members, and provoke their posthumous displeasure toward the city. Accordingly, permission was granted to Pericles to legitimize, and to inscribe in his own gens and phratry, his natural son by Aspasia, who bore ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2 • Various

... always a reason for reticence, and it is usually apt to come from thinking. Sisley and Pissarro, Vignon, Seurat, and Robinson were thinking out a way to legitimize the new fantastic craze for prismatic violence, and they found it in the direct consideration for the fact. They knew that without objects light would have nowhere to fall, that the earth confronted them with indispensable phenomena each one of which had its reason for being. They were finding ...
— Adventures in the Arts - Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets • Marsden Hartley

... for Congress to consider what, in the execution of the laws against polygamy, is to be the status of plural wives and their offspring. The propriety of Congress passing an enabling act authorizing the Territorial legislature of Utah to legitimize all children born prior to a time fixed in the act might be justified by its humanity to these innocent children. This is a suggestion only, ...
— State of the Union Addresses of Ulysses S. Grant • Ulysses S. Grant

Words linked to "Legitimize" :   legalise, countenance, legitimise, decriminalize, legalize, legitimatize, criminalise, permit, let

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