delegitimize

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verb de·le·git·i·mize \-ˈji-tə-ˌmīz\

Definition of delegitimize

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to diminish or destroy the legitimacy, prestige, or authority of delegitimize a government

delegitimization

play \-ˌji-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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1968


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