Definition of Legitimatise

1. Verb. Make legal. "Marijuana should be legalized"




Lexicographical Neighbors of Legitimatise

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Literary usage of Legitimatise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Aspects of Religious Belief and Practice in Babylonia and Assyria by Morris Jastrow (1911)
"... both are burned.2 It also betokens an advanced stage of society that a man can legitimatise the children born of his wife's handmaid, and they then ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"But Bedford, though requesting the pope to legitimatise his brother's marriage (STEVENSON, ii. 388), really strained «very effort to check Humphrey's ..."

3. Memoirs of the Duke of Sully: Prime Minister to Henry the Great by Maximilien de Béthune Sully, Walter Scott (1890)
"At this price Sillery engaged, with all the oaths she required from him, to neglect nothing that might prevail upon the pope to legitimatise the two ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"For a time it seemed as if the Tsarina meant to legitimatise her relations with him by marriage ; and this step was advised by ..."

5. The Bookman (1899)
"... and seek to cover her great faux pas and legitimatise her and Swithin's child with true Wessex irony, by her marriage with a bishop! ..."

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