de-legitimize

delegitimize

[dee-li-jit-uh-mahyz]
verb (used with object), delegitimized, delegitimizing.
to remove the legitimate or legal status of.
Also, especially British, delegitimise.


Origin:
de- + legitimize

delegitimization, noun
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delegitimize or delegitimise (ˌdiːlɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz)
 
vb
to make invalid, illegal, or unacceptable: crushing and delegitimizing all dissent in Central Asia
 
delegitimise or delegitimise
 
vb
 
delegitimi'zation or delegitimise
 
n
 
delegitimi'sation or delegitimise
 
n

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