delegitimize

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de·le·git·i·mize

 (dē′lə-jĭt′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. de·le·git·i·mized, de·le·git·i·miz·ing, de·le·git·i·miz·es
To discredit the public or political recognition or support of.

de′le·git′i·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.

delegitimize

(ˌdiːlɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz) or

delegitimise

vb (tr)
to make invalid, illegal, or unacceptable: crushing and delegitimizing all dissent in Central Asia.
ˌdelegitimiˈzation, ˌdelegitimiˈsation n
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For a good part of the year, other institutions have been steering into the domain of the parliament, which has taken a good hitting, and constantly being delegitimised, and the Faizabad event, when the military went against the government's mandate, by acting as a guarantor between the protesters, is just one example.
Accountability is well and good; but politicians should set aside their petty politics to demonstrate the importance of the separation of powers in the constitution, and not let their institution be delegitimised.
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