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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.


(ˌdiːlɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to make invalid, illegal, or unacceptable: crushing and delegitimizing all dissent in Central Asia.
ˌdelegitimiˈzation, ˌdelegitimiˈsation n
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If a Muslim pledges allegiance to a foreign Islamic organisation, he or she automatically delegitimises his or her own ruler as an infidel since loyalty to two Muslim leaders is not possible, said Abdul Sattar Al Maleeji, a former Egyptian Shura council member for the Muslim Brotherhood.
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