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verb (used with object), de·le·git·i·mized, de·le·git·i·miz·ing.
  1. to remove the legitimate or legal status of.
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Also especially British, de·le·git·i·mise.

Origin of delegitimize

Related formsde·le·git·i·mi·za·tion, noun
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verb (tr)
  1. to make invalid, illegal, or unacceptablecrushing and delegitimizing all dissent in Central Asia
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Derived Formsdelegitimization or delegitimisation, noun
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