Definition of overcentralize
: 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
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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug
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