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tr.v. le·git·i·mized, le·git·i·miz·ing, le·git·i·miz·es
To make legitimate, as:
a. To give legal force or status to; make lawful.
b. To sanction formally or officially; authorize.
c. To demonstrate or declare to be justified.

le·git′i·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
le·git′i·miz′er n.


(lɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪzə) or


a person who, or thing that, makes something legitimate
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Following the coup in 1958, Field Marshal Ayub Khan pushed economic growth as its legitimiser. As liberal economic policies spurred private industrial sector dynamism, demand for credit soared.
The photo opportunity of a face-to-face meeting with the leader of the free world is the ultimate legitimiser for this nuclear rogue state.
It is the unifier, the mobiliser and the legitimiser of the group's existence (Simon 2014, 164).
The rather queasy-sounding manicures are, in fact, 'edicures' and they were devised by Ilana Mitchell who describes them as "a biodegradable, delicious, unisex, non-toxic, nonpermanent fashion accessory and a legitimiser for thumb-sucking and nail-biting".
Ainsi, Cenerini propose une representation litteraire du francais mitchif et temoigne de son desir de legitimiser ce dialecte oral meconnu, ce qui a son tour sous-tend une valorisation de l'identite et de la culture d'une nation distincte.
The very idea that the state can be other than an expression of class rule and a legitimiser of exploitation is anathema to individualist anarchists.
Hormis ces deux cas, aucun interet assurable ne doit etre prouve pour legitimiser un contrat d'assurance en common law.
The business case was more frequently used to secure internal agreement for a PML proposal, as apersuader or a post-facto legitimiser to justify, both externally and internally, the decision taken.
Clearly this was a very effective public relations exercise but Labor also took it seriously as a source and legitimiser of practical policies.
The other cultural attacks on the status quo, mentioned earlier, would have operated, but without the great pseudo-moral legitimiser of Vietnam.