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dis- +‎ authorize


disauthorize (third-person singular simple present disauthorizes, present participle disauthorizing, simple past and past participle disauthorized)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of credit or authority; to discredit.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 disauthorize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)