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declass

[dee-klas, -klahs] /diˈklæs, -ˈklɑs/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove or degrade from one's social class, position, or rank; lower in status.
Origin of declass
1885-1890
1885-90; < French déclasser. See de-, class
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  • In 1905 declass had had to go because the German Emperor wished it.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
  • A man, a suspicious character, a declass, hears or discovers that there are important political documents in my house.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
British Dictionary definitions for declass

declass

/diːˈklɑːs/
verb
1.
(transitive) to lower in social status or position; degrade
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