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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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The bill will make the tax code more transparent by legitimatizing the shadow economy and will restructure tax incentives, both of which will lead to an increase in tax revenue.
This is an important observation for it counters the widespread assumption that the architecture of the Mamluks in Bilad al-Sham was at least cognizant of, if not consciously referential to, the architecture of the Umayyads for political and legitimatizing reasons.
Among their topics are gendered desire and hetero-normativity in the transnational matchmaking process, mothers and daughters negotiate sexuality in Indonesia and Canada, Black feminist considerations of single mothering in poverty, work-to-family conflict and women's construction of work/family roles in post-Mao China, an empirical study of gender occupational segregation of rural-urban migrant workers in China, and legitimatizing gender equity in education in Taiwan.