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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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And so, in the approximately 50 other cities where AIDS groups continue to sponsor and legitimize such events without much negative publicity (but with plenty of drugs and ODs), the beat--and the tweak--goes on.
Spawning a number of shows that both drew on and extended the minstrel tradition, The Creole Show also helped legitimize black performers and indigenous black musical forms such as ragtime.
does nothing more than reinforce Washington's maneuvers to legitimize, through the United Nations, a military intervention entirely under their control," states a document recently signed by a number of organizations in the democratic movement.
This approach legitimizes the regime's domestic oppression and hold on power.
In other words, the city is so corrupt to its very core that officials not only won't punish employee misconduct, but they also intend to legitimize the abuses and include every worker in getting a piece of the action.
We know the many merits of this institution, but it must be said that the Parliament's resolution seeks to legitimize a moral disorder.
The author is particularly impressive in her discussion of the efforts of Duke Cosimo dei Medici to legitimize his claim to the ducal throne.
When the true proprietorship of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty finally came to light, Congress created the Board for International Broadcasting to legitimize the stations' status.
Discoverers get power from their discoveries only through the institutions that legitimize them," writes Mario Biagioli in Galileo Courtier, (30) implicitly posing such provocative questions as what it meant for a discoverer, like Galileo, to "get power," and what it meant to "legitimize" his discoveries.
Referring to the connection between civil and moral law, he called for "a renewed and unanimous commitment, especially from legislators, to modify unjust laws that legitimize or tolerate.
We can expect that the same cultural subversives responsible for this hideous scourge will use it to help legitimize homosexual molestation of teenagers as a positive expression of sexuality.
If the airlines were to eliminate standard commissions and begin charging a transaction fee, airlines would uncouple and create a transparency for their cost of distribution, create a revenue stream that would offset their internal cost of distribution and further legitimize transaction fees for the agency community.