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legitimate

1. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
2. of, relating to, or ruling by hereditary right
3. of or relating to a body of famous long-established plays as distinct from films, television, vaudeville, etc.
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Mison said individuals must get accreditation to legitimatize their activities.
After all, even the most stubborn positivists could accept that archeological research had been used to legitimatize totalitarian regimes (such as German Nazism and Italian Fascism) or to dispossess aboriginal peoples (as it happened in North America).
Although the ruling would mean that Beatie would not have to pay his spouse alimony, Beatie has said that paying alimony wouldn't bother him as long as it would legitimatize his marriage.
It was a world changer, accelerated the following year by the NSSF initiating a nationwide campaign to legitimatize the AR platform as the "Modern Sporting Rifle" and by Remington's introduction of the deer-specific .
The resolution was to impose UN Security Chapter VII against Syria, which will legitimatize "military intervention".
In fact, based upon this past legislative session of July 2011, laws have been enacted to legitimatize and develop this way of providing access to this type of education in Nevada (Rheault, 2011).
In 2000, the then Finance Minister Paul Martin and Member of Parliament Maria Minna lent their weight to legitimatize a terrorist organization by attending a fund raiser for the LTTE.
By putting the region's long history into perspective, Corm aims to help reader go beyond the stereotypes that the media and many Western and Middle Eastern policymakers seem to use to legitimatize the violence that has taken over the region for over two centuries.
The March 14: We Won't Legitimatize the Coup," read the paper's front-page banner headline above a colored picture of March 14 politicians, including caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
The MP said that any participation in the new government will legitimatize the coup d' etat that took place, explaining that "talk about the one third veto power was criticized by prime minister-designate Najib Mikati and MP Michel Aoun.
In countries where firms aggregate, these firms act to legitimatize doing business in that country.
These can include diverting precursor chemicals to manufacture drugs, renting hotel rooms to conduct transactions, or laundering drug proceeds to legitimatize profits.