formalise formalise


  1. (v) make formal or official
  2. (v) declare or make legally valid



  • Kenya legalises polygamy without wife's consent

    Kenya's parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports said Friday. The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person. The proposed bill had initially given a wife the right to veto the husband ...
    on March 21, 2014     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News


  1. "In the ensuing year, we intend to formalise a symbol for the Indian rupee, which reflects and captures the Indian ethos and culture," said Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha.
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Hindustan Times

  2. "From that date couples could apply for a civil union licence and access civil union services," says Tim Barnett. "The civil union legislation has ensured couples such as Alburta and Tina can formalise their relationship in a legal...
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Tim Barnett Source: (press release)

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /