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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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Thus, power struggle to have a good grip on ideological power emerges from its distinctive form of social organisation to legitimatise specific forms of authority and to solve contradictions in society.
It will also legitimatise its presence in Arab affairs -- something that is understandably not welcomed by a number of countries.
So will Microsoft's acquisition of Skype legitimatise the latter's service and consequently ease the TRA's policy concerning VoIP?