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LEGITIMATION. The act of giving the character of legitimate children to those who were not so born.
     2. In Louisiana, the Civil Code, art. 217, enacts that "children born out of marriage, except those who are born of an incestuous or adulterous connexion, may be legitimated by the subsequent marriage of their father and mother whenever the latter have legally acknowledged them for their children, either before their marriage, or by the contract of marriage itself."
     3. In most of the other states the character of legitimate children is given to those who are not so, by special acts of assembly. In Georgia, real estate may descend from a mother to her illegitimate children and their representatives, and from such child, for want of descendants, to brothers and sisters, born of the same mother, and their representatives. Prince's Dig. 202. In Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Vermont and Virginia, subsequent marriages of parents, and recognition by the father, legitimatize an illegitimate child and in Massachusetts, for all purposes except inheriting from their kindred. Mass. Rev. St. 414.
     4. The subsequent marriage of parents legitimatizes the child in Illinois, but he must be afterwards acknowledged. The same rule seems to have been adopted in Indiana and Missouri. An acknowledgment of illegitimate children, of itself, legitimatizes in Ohio, and in Michigan and Mississippi marriage alone between the reputed parents has the same effect. In Maine, a bastard inherits to one who is legally adjudged, or in writing owns himself to be the father. A bastard may be legitimated in North Carolina, on application of the putative father to court, either where he has married the mother, or she is dead, or married another or lives out of the state. In a number of the states, namely, in Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia, a bastard takes by descent from his mother, with modifications regulated by the laws of these states. 2 Hill, Ab. s. 24 to 35, and the authorities there referred to. Vide Bastard; Bastardy; Descent.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Consequently, the present research aims at enriching the institutional theoretical framework on legitimation strategies of MNEs in their foreign country markets.
Social evolution is, then, a matter of systemic institutions that monopolize and centralize the legitimation of their specific social fields from an internal logic of development of the very institutions--the institution is its very own field of action; its rules, procedures and dynamics are the same rules, procedures and dynamics of the field.
(82) The committee also proposed codification of the practice of recognizing the foreign-born nonmarital children of American fathers as citizens "provided the paternity is established during minority, by legitimation, or adjudication of a competent court." (83) Congress held hearings on the proposed derivative citizenship provision, but when the legislators passed the Nationality Act of 1940 they made virtually no changes to the committee's suggested statutory language governing parent-child citizenship transmission.
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Although attempting to produce an Afrocentric approach, Omale spends a great deal of time focusing on the debates that have played out in other localities, predominantly Europe, Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand, and, as shown by his reflections throughout the text on the ways that he analysed the data, he is aware that these debates have framed his approach and hence his categories may not have developed organically (this is a potential reason why the legitimation crisis does not make as significant a contribution as I feel that it could towards the end of the book).
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