In the 12th century the Church's rule, that subsequent marriage did legitimize previous issue, was settled (c. 6, x.
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.
Each of these changes has tended to improve the existing status, to legitimize railway enterprise, and to safeguard capital or investment.
Charles was urged to legitimize Monmouth by a declaration of his marriage with Lucy Walters.