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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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This point of view is to be legitimatised in the country, which is already defended at the international level.
And soon thereafter an unelected governor general dismissed the constituent assembly, a matter unfortunately legitimatised by the apex court of the country.
The killing grounds were readied by a media propaganda campaign which legitimatised, cajoled, preached, threatened and mobilised the population to embark on the 'patriotic duty' of exterminating their minority neighbours.