verb (used with object), le·git·i·mized, le·git·i·miz·ing.
Origin of legitimize
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Historical Examples of legitimise
To-day or never he will say to me, 'A marriage must legitimise the birth of our child!'
Carlo Malatesta went to infinite trouble to legitimise Galeotto and Sigismondo, his brother's illegitimate children.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3)
In them Goethe's words were fulfilled: "None are so Legitimist as those who can legitimise themselves."
This is the sanction invoked to legitimise every adventure in invasion and colonisation.The Open Secret of Ireland
T. M. Kettle