delegitimize


de·le·git·i·mize

verb \-ˈji-tə-ˌmīz\

Definition of DELEGITIMIZE

transitive verb
:  to diminish or destroy the legitimacy, prestige, or authority of <delegitimize a government>
de·le·git·i·mi·za·tion \-ˌji-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of DELEGITIMIZE

1968

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