legitimized

[ li-jit-uh-mahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF legitimized
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He cannot be legitimized even on the subsequent marriage of his parents.

The child is not legitimized on the marriage of its parents.

It would cease in that case to be meddling, as you term it, for it would be legitimized.

It is gentry in reality, for had poor Papa been legitimized, he would have been a nobleman.

It is condoned in law—one might almost say legitimized, provided it be not found out.

You are legitimized by love, your sister is legitimate by law.

So the child that was presently born to Lady Rose could not be legitimized.

Children of concubines, however, may be legitimized, in case there are no lawful descendants.

As Miss Charlotte rather boldly said, he has legitimized the beating by marrying the woman.

These children could be legitimized by their father's acknowledgment before witnesses, and were often adopted.

WORD ORIGIN

1795, from Latin legitimus (see legitimate) + -ize. Earlier was legitimatize (1791). Related: Legitimized; legitimizing.

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