Definitions

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  • v. To divide into cantons or small districts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To divide into cantons or small districts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To canton or divide into small districts.

Etymologies

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canton +‎ -ize

Examples

  • It's the reason the Pentagon plans to cantonize them Israeli-style by enclosing neighborhoods with barricades and walls and require special IDs for entry.

    Jonathan Cook's "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations"

  • Israel intends to isolate Gaza, cantonize the West Bank, seize Palestinian land, expand its illegal settlements, and appropriate "the whole of Jerusalem" as its capital by grabbing all areas Palestinians have and expelling them.

    Obama v. Richard Falk on Israel and Occupied Palestine

  • It made the job easier by defining one-third of it as Greater Jerusalem while expropriating Palestinian land to expand existing settlements, build new ones, add new roads for Jews only, and erect the Separation Wall falsely claimed for security to disguise its real land-grab purpose plus another way to cantonize Palestinians in isolated areas cut off from all others and effectively enclose them in large open-air prisons.

    A Review of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe

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