decitizenize

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ citizen +‎ -ize

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

decitizenize ‎(third-person singular simple present decitizenizes, present participle decitizenizing, simple past and past participle decitizenized)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of citizenship.
    We have no law — as the French have — to decitizenize a citizen. — Edw. Bates.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.