Definition of defederalize in English:

defederalize

verb

(also defederalise)
  • To remove (an institution, issue, etc.) from the jurisdiction or control of a federal government or any central governing authority.

Pronunciation

defederalize

/(ˌ)diːˈfɛd(ə)rəlʌɪz/ /(ˌ)diːˈfɛd(ə)r(ə)lʌɪz/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The British Quarterly Review. From de- + federalize.