deproclaim, verb transitive

Origin:
EnglishShow more English prefix de- undoing or reversing the action of the verb + proclaim.
historical
To declare (an area) free of an existing proclamation which restricts occupation or use thereof to the members of one particular racial group under the Group Areas Act. Usually passive. Cf. proclaim.
1970 Daily News 16 Jan. 1The area had been deproclaimed earlier this year and..no decision had yet been made about where the displaced Zulus were to be moved.
1985 Platzky & Walker Surplus People 33Where a town was within commuting distance (up to 75 kilometres) of a bantustan, the African township was deproclaimed and the residents moved.
1985 Platzky & Walker Surplus People 132In the case of a township being deproclaimed or a group area being proclaimed, the notice appears in the Government Gazette.
To declare (an area) free of an existing proclamation which restricts occupation or use thereof to the members of one particular racial group under the Group Areas Act. Usually passive.
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Hence deproclamation noun.
1971 Fiat Lux Vol.6 No.2, 2Referring to the deproclamation of the Forbes Street Indian group area at Ladysmith, the Council welcomed the assurance given by the Ministers.
1980 J. Joubert in E. Prov. Herald 10 Oct. 5Grahamstown’s coloured community, who have always opposed the alienation of the historic Fingo Village from Africans, yesterday officially endorsed their views by hailing its deproclamation in favour of Africans.
1985 Platzky & Walker Surplus People 33In the 1960s there was massive relocation particularly in the Transvaal and OFS as a result of deproclamation of townships.
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