In the 12th century the Church's rule, that subsequent marriage did legitimize previous issue, was settled (c. 6, x.
Each of these changes has tended to improve the existing status, to legitimize railway enterprise, and to safeguard capital or investment.
In his appointments he was careful to avoid or to suppress any person who, being popular, might legitimize a rebellion by heading it.
Charles was urged to legitimize Monmouth by a declaration of his marriage with Lucy Walters.
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.
And other Assyrian kings so anxious to possess themselves of Babylon and so to legitimize their power.