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reprivatization (plural reprivatizations)
- (economics) The process or an instance of returning to private ownership.
1936 August 1, The Economist:
- ‘Re-privatisation,’ as it is called, has, however, been under way in the cases of all three banks. Some 40 per cent of the G.D. Bank’s holding of Deutsche-Disconto shares had passed back into private hands by the end of 1935. The new advance of bank shares to above par ought to smooth the way for complete ‘re-privatisation.’
2009 March 8, Alan S. Blinder, “Nationalize? Hey, Not So Fast”, New York Times:
- POLITICAL OBSTACLES The process of nationalization and reprivatization went amazingly well in Sweden partly because it was remarkably free of political interference.
returning to private ownership