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defederalize

[dee-fed-er-uh-lahyz] /diˈfɛd ər əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), defederalized, defederalizing.
1.
to shift the functions or powers of (an agency, service, etc.) from the jurisdiction of the federal government to that of state or local government:
to defederalize construction loans.
Also, especially British, defederalise.
Origin of defederalize
Related forms
defederalization, noun
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