recentralize

verb re·cen·tral·ize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsen-trə-ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of recentralize

recentralized; recentralizing; recentralizes
transitive + intransitive
: to concentrate or become concentrated by returning power that had previously been delegated to regional and local authorities to a central authority
  • To try to ease the crisis, President Peña Nieto has proposed a series of measures that would recentralize power.
  • —Enrique Krauze
  • Every state-by-state fiasco (and there would be many) would bring calls to recentralize
  • —Ross Douthat

First Known Use of recentralize

1893

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