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English Dictionary: legitimating by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Legitimate \Le*git"i*mate\ (-m[amac]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Legitimated} (-m[amac]`t[ecr]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Legitimating} (-m[amac]`t[icr]ng).]
      To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; esp., to put in the
      position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by
      legal means; as, to legitimate a bastard child.
  
               To enact a statute of that which he dares not seem to
               approve, even to legitimate vice.            --Milton.
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