declassify

[dee-klas-uh-fahy] /diˈklæs əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), declassified, declassifying.
1.
to remove the classification from (information, a document, etc.) that restricts access in terms of secrecy, confidentiality, etc.
Compare classification (def 5).
Origin
1860–65; de- + classify
Related forms
declassifiable, adjective
declassification
[dee-klas-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /diˌklæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
British Dictionary definitions for declassify
declassify (diːˈklæsɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to release (a document or information) from the security list
 
de'classifiable
 
adj
 
declassifi'cation
 
n

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Word Origin and History for declassify
declassify
1865, originally a term in logic; with reference to state secrets, 1946; from de- + classify.
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