Definition Of formalizes
give (something) legal or formal status.
The civil union legislation exists because the Marriage Act as it was - the only basis to formalise the legal status of relationships - was vulnerable to human rights complaints.
Example Of formalizes
A legal search is under way to formalise ownership of the property, which was built in 1806 by Pierce Barron of Faha to help educate the poor of the parish.
A letter of understanding dated 27th October 1998 was signed between the company and a third party and on 19th October 1999 a deed of assignment was signed to formalise this letter of understanding.
An even halfway adept filmmaker would interpret and shape such footage, formalize and comment upon it.
Approving these minutes formalizes the business of these on-site and telephone meetings.
Besides formalizing the legal equality of women, such a ruling could help fortify the resolve of police who must invariably come to the women's aid and repel acts of aggression.