decentralise

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From de- +‎ centralise

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decentralise (third-person singular simple present decentralises, present participle decentralising, simple past and past participle decentralised)

  1. (British) To cause something to change from being concentrated at one point to being distributed across a number of points.
  2. To reduce the authority of a governing body by distributing that authority among several bodies.

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