legitimize

[ li-jit-uh-mahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF legitimize

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEGITIMIZE

Very well; I'll legitimize him by marrying the young Clementine.

No easy-going doctrines, then, to legitimize vice, says Ozanam.

If the woman has won you round to legitimize the connection, first, I've a proper claim to see her marriage lines.

He did not dare ask Charity for a divorce in order that he might legitimize this byblow of his.

It is time, if they are well founded, to give a solemn stamp to their certainty, and legitimize their existence.

Except as a solemn, sacred rite, there was nothing in our marriage to legitimize our child.

Huysmans it was who gently persuaded Villiers to make a deathbed marriage and legitimize his son.

A wit, or would-be wit, said of him that he postulated God in order to legitimize the powers of Augustin, his deputy.

Thus marriage, as I understand the spirit of the Spanish law, seems to be a simple contract to legitimize and license procreation.

To legitimize this child she arranged a marriage with Marsay, a bankrupt old gentleman of tarnished reputation.

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