Each of these changes has tended to improve the existing status, to legitimize railway enterprise, and to safeguard capital or investment.
Secure of the support of Rome he was concerned also to legitimize his position in the eyes of the Jews by taking, for love as well as policy, the Hasmonaean princess Mariamne to be his second wife.
Charles was urged to legitimize Monmouth by a declaration of his marriage with Lucy Walters.
In 1679 Charles denied, in council, his supposed marriage with Lucy Walter, Monmouth's mother, his declarations being published in 1680 to refute the legend of the black box which was supposed to contain the contract of marriage, and told Burnet he would rather see him hanged than legitimize him.
And other Assyrian kings so anxious to possess themselves of Babylon and so to legitimize their power.
In his appointments he was careful to avoid or to suppress any person who, being popular, might legitimize a rebellion by heading it.
In the 12th century the Church's rule, that subsequent marriage did legitimize previous issue, was settled (c. 6, x.