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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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and a constraint on power structures; a legitimizer and a civilizer.
It is clear that Anscombe is interested in religion as a social concept, particularly the way it has been reciprocally framed and used as an ideological and identity tool, as well as a legitimizer in the state-population interrelation.
The physical book remains an important legitimizer for the writer, their private (invisible) work made public, and a practical necessity in areas where access to technology is limited.
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The eminent political scientist Robert Dahl wrote in 1957 that the Court functions best not as a defender of minority rights but as a legitimizer of majority coalitions and the norms of democratic governance.
In Beyond God the Father she designates the Christian myth of the fall of man as the original legitimizer of this abuse.
Over the book's three major sections, Sutton first portrays Claesz as not only a purveyor of books but also a legitimizer of information about foreign lands.
Feng shui," a Chinese system of heavenly geometry is commonly used in deciding building aspects and layouts where practitioners play the role of a legitimizer and comforter in strategic decision making.
In John Ogbu's view, instead (Ogbu, 1978) bride wealth is not "purchase money" but a legitimizer of marriage, and he argued that it functions to enhance, not diminish, the status of African women.
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political system as anything other than a legitimizer of capitalist expansion and imperialist force.
The themes included biographical data regarding Catherine of Alexandria, who probably never existed; the emergence of her cult in Latin hagiography; the faintness of her presence in medieval Russian Christianity; the creation of the non-public cult within Romanov family precincts; and the ultimate formal manufacturing of Catherine as legitimizer of female rule.