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

See also: official

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

Encyclopedia: Formalized