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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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On the one hand, the swearing-in of Mr Odinga delegitimises the sitting administration and keeps the hopes of opposition supporters to have meaningful electoral, democratic and political reform on the front burner.
For its part, the Odinga-led Nasa is desperate to undermine and delegitimise the government rather than play its part as a loyal opposition using constitutional means to keep it in check.
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