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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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Its grand move to legitimize occupation was rejected by the world community when in 1957 the Un Security Council through a resolution declared that the Srinagar legislative assembly had not the power to legitimize Indian claim over Kashmir.
After we cleaned that up, we will give him a chance to legitimize the bookstore's existence and you can ask him (owner) and his mom, we already told them how to operate as legitimate businessmen) The humble bookshop owned by AJ Laberinto has been catering to students, bibliophiles and passersby of the Manila underpass for a decade now.
"Attempts by the US to legitimize Israel's actions against international law will only lead to more violence and pain in the region.
It's not going to end anyway because they will insist on it - and I believe her - we are going to legitimize their 'pork' by reconvening the bicameral conference and we are going to make it legitimate because it is in the bicam.)
that it will try to legitimize the ownership of these lands through new regulations.
Government may not legitimize something that is not legitimate to begin with.
The point is to legitimize the regime's message with a vague atmosphere of Western ideas and methodswhich is why having Western journalists in the audience, and even on panels, is important to the regime.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed remarked that the court could not legitimize the fake transfer of government land on the basis of revenue generation.
Noting that religious legitimation of violence remains an integral part of the history of most, if not all, religions, Koch explores theoretical discourses in which religion is used to legitimize political violence.
Erdoy-an has criticized European countries claiming that they aim to legitimize the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
The statement added that this crime coincides with the escalation made by some Arab League members, particularly Saudi Arabia and Qatar to legitimize the flow of weapons to terrorists in Syria, and it coincides with the efforts exerted by France and Britain to legitimize smuggling weapons to terrorists in Syria.