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detribalize

[ dee-trahy-buh-lahyz ]
/ di藞tra瑟 b蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路trib路al路ized, de路trib路al路iz路ing.
to cause to lose tribal allegiances and customs, chiefly through contact with another culture.
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Also especially British, de路trib路al路ise .

Origin of detribalize

First recorded in 1915鈥20; de- + tribal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM detribalize

de路trib路al路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for detribalize

detribalize

detribalise

/ (di藧藞tra瑟b蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to cause members of a tribe to lose their characteristic customs or social, religious, or other organizational features
to cause tribal people to adopt urban ways of life

Derived forms of detribalize

detribalization or detribalisation, noun
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