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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.
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(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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Hypothesis 4: The fourth claim arises out of Manfredi's analysis of the impact of the delegitimization of the override on Charter adjudication and requires elaboration for our purposes here.
Reviewing church history, one can see that many persecutions started precisely with the moral delegitimization of its members and of its hierarchy, with the aim of disqualifying the church and dismantling its prestige.
The Project's participants (which included Project Ploughshares) recognized from the beginning that the elimination of nuclear weapons is going to take a lot more than just a ruling by the World Court, but they felt that such a ruling would make a vital contribution to the delegitimization of nuclear weapons and help spur governments to get on with the job of abolishing them.
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"Israel's denial of Palestinian independence and freedom will further increase its isolation and delegitimization and cause irreparable damage to the security and stability of the region and beyond," she noted.
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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.
Actually it embodies the three Ds of Delegitimization, Demonization and Double Standards.
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