1marginal With reference to (especially central) European universities: the action or process of recognizing foreign degrees.
2historical In Czechoslovakia: nationalization, especially the action, process, or policy of acquiring or requisitioning stock, capital, etc., held by foreign banks and nationals in order to transfer it to Czechoslovak owners. Occasionally similarly in early use with reference to Romania and Yugoslavia.
The policy is closely associated with the Liberal Czechoslovak governments of 1922–6.
Late 19th century. From post-classical Latin nostrificatio (frequently in Jungarian sources) from nostrificat-, past participial stem of nostrificare + -io.