reprivatize

[ ree-prahy-vuh-tahyz ]
/ riˈpraɪ vəˌtaɪz /

verb (used with object), re·pri·va·tized, re·pri·va·tiz·ing.

to restore to private control; remove from governmental jurisdiction.
Also especially British, re·pri·va·tise.

Origin of reprivatize

First recorded in 1945–50; re- + private + -ize
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