v. To make lawful; to confer legitimacy; to place a child born before marriage on the footing of those born in lawful wedlock. McICamie v. Baskerville, 86 Tenn. 459, 7 S. W. 194; Blythe v. Ayres, 96 Cal. 532, 31 Pac. 915, 19 L. R. A. 40.

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