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Adjective: formalised  'for-mu,lIzd
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: formalized)
  1. (art) concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    "highly formalised plays like 'Waiting for Godot'";
    - formalistic, formalized
  2. Given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures
    - formalized
Verb: formalise  'for-mu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: formalize)
  1. Make formal or official
    "We formalised the appointment and gave him a title";
    - formalize
  2. Declare or make legally valid
    - validate, formalize

See also: official

Type of: adjudge, authorise [Brit], authorize, clear, declare, hold, pass