de·seg·re·gate /dē-'se-grə-ˌgāt/ vt -gat·ed, -gat·ing: to eliminate segregation in; specif: to free from any law, provision, or practice requiring isolation of the members of a particular race in separate units
vi: to become desegregated

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

verb admix, agglomerate, amalgamate, assimilate, associate, band, be mixed, blend, coalesce, combine racially, combine with, commingle, commix, compound, confederate, conglomerate, conjoin, connect, consolidate, eliminate racial segregation, fuse, incorporate, institute commingling of races, integrate, interblend, interfuse, interlace, interlard, intermingle, intermix, join together, make no racial distinctions, mass, meld, merge, merge in, mingle, mix, promote racial harmony, promote racial mixing, to bring together, unify, unite

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To end separation of people by races at school, in the workplace, or in public facilities.
desegregation See also segregate

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

v. The act of removing laws and policies that provide for a mandatory separation of the races.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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