delegitimize
transitive verb Date: 1968 to diminish or destroy the legitimacy, prestige, or authority of <
delegitimize a government
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delegitimization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • delegitimize — (Amer.) v. revoke the legitimacy or legal status of a person or something (also delegitimise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • delegitimize — [dē lə jit′ə mīz΄] vt. delegitimized, delegitimizing to diminish or undermine the legitimacy or authority of; discredit, devalue, etc. delegitimization n …   English World dictionary

  • delegitimize — delegitimization, n. /dee li jit euh muyz /, v.t., delegitimized, delegitimizing. to remove the legitimate or legal status of. Also, esp. Brit., delegitimise. [DE + LEGITIMIZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • delegitimize — verb To make something illegal that was previously legal …   Wiktionary

  • delegitimize — or delegitimise verb withdraw legitimate status from. Derivatives delegitimization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • delegitimize — de·legitimize …   English syllables

  • delegitimize — …   Useful english dictionary

  • delegitimized — delegitimize (Amer.) v. revoke the legitimacy or legal status of a person or something (also delegitimise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • delegitimizes — delegitimize (Amer.) v. revoke the legitimacy or legal status of a person or something (also delegitimise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • delegitimizing — delegitimize (Amer.) v. revoke the legitimacy or legal status of a person or something (also delegitimise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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