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de- +‎ citizen +‎ -ize



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

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

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for decitizenize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)