Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To revoke the legal or legitimate status of: "Out of poverty sprout social instability and desperation, which delegitimize governments that declare themselves democratic” ( Oscar Arias Sanchez).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make something illegal that was previously legal

Etymologies

de- +‎ legitimize (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.