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privatization (n.)

"policy or process of making private as opposed to public," 1924, in reference to German economic policies in the crisis after World War I, from private (adj.) + -ization. Re-privatisation is attested by 1939.

Hugo Stinnes repeatedly demanded the privatization of the railroads, alleging that they could never function satisfactorily and profitably under bureaucratic administration. [United News article in Miami Herald, April 28, 1924]

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Definitions of privatization

privatization (n.)
changing something from state to private ownership or control;
Synonyms: denationalization / denationalisation / privatisation
From wordnet.princeton.edu