Legitimizing
Legitimize Le*git"i*mize (l[-e]*j[i^]t"[i^]*m[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Legitimized} (-m[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Legitimizing}.] To legitimate. [1913 Webster]

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