delegitimize

verb de·le·git·i·mize \ -ˈji-tə-ˌmīz \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of delegitimize

: 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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