re·​cen·​tral·​i·​za·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌsen-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce recentralization (audio)
plural recentralizations
: the concentration of power in a central authority that had previously been delegated to regional and local authorities
These problems are well known in China, as are potential solutions, such as a recentralization of enforcement authority away from local governments …Benjamin van Rooij and Alex Wang

Examples of recentralization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is not the first example of the negative effects of Xi Jinping’s recentralization of authority, a stark reversal of Deng’s focus on collective decision making. Anne Stevenson-Yang, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recentralization was in 1895

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“Recentralization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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