transitive + intransitive
: to centralize (something, such as power or authority) to an excessive degree
- … any condition that tends to overcentralize political power is dangerous.
- —John Francis Cronin
- … a tendency of commanders to overcentralize authority and control, denying junior officers the opportunity to exercise independent command and judgment.
- —Donald A. Carter
- A third genre of complaints against the multinational corporation is that it overcentralizes management decisions in its head office.
- —Neil H. Jacoby
- … the current provincial trend to overcentralize public services, from the police and education to health care, in the name of short-term cost-cutting …
- —Anthony Winson and Belinda Leach
the overcentralization of the government
an overcentralized system
… the present overcentralized control of the police …
—John F. M. McDermott