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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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Whether radical reinterpretations are utilized, western influence is present, or orthodox authorities seek their delegitimization, these underrepresented traditions should be treated as authentic and we as scholars must strive to be inclusive and careful in our characterizations of a diverse and ancient religion that has experienced and will continue to experience remarkable change.
What makes today's del Legitimization of Israel different from the classical, historical delegitimization is its masking under the rubrics of all that is good, such as the struggle against racism, and doing so under the effective cover of institutions such as the United Nations.
For instance, Kerry recently observed at a conference in Munich that if the current peace talks failed "there's an increasing delegitimization campaign that's been building up (against Israel).
If the current peace talks bear no fruit, Israel may soon be facing an international delegitimization campaign," Kerry said in recent remarks.
Netanyahu pointed out emphatically the "absurdity" of the Palestinian-inspired delegitimization efforts.
Leon thus conspired with these personalities to reach a critical goal: the delegitimization of the General National Congress and its supporters -- a goal contrary to his purported mission for a unity government of all Libyans for all Libyans.
The report is especially important as part of efforts to counter anti-Israel initiatives and delegitimization efforts, he said, adding that it also presents the true picture of Operation Protective Edge, which proves unequivocally that actions carried out by the Israeli forces were in accordance with international law.
Kassem argues that their choice of words showed resistance to the delegitimization of their Palestinian history while also challenging their absence in Palestinian national history.
And what we have seen in Latin America is a succession of often unstable populist governments that face delegitimization more clearly and in shorter periods.
Israel's actions are likely at least in part to be a response to the delegitimization of European Jews, oppressed and dehumanized by the Nazis.
A brilliant ten-page stretch of Thinking the Twentieth Century narrates the delegitimization of communism from World War II through Hungary in 1956, Czechoslovakia in 1968, the Cultural Revolution in China, and Pol Pot's madness in Cambodia.
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