Definition of centralizing:
- "The Negro", W.E.B. Du Bois.
The duties of Bishops are the one thing spoken of, and the design is everywhere transparent of increasing their dependence on the Curia, and centralizing all Church government in Rome still more than before.- "Letters From Rome on the Council", Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger.
The illiterate condition of the people, and even of the nobility, the fragmentary state of governments, the centralizing of small and dependent communities around the feet of petty tyrants, the frequency of wars large and small, and the devotion of men to skill in the use of arms, made it impossible that attention should be bestowed upon so polite and sedentary a form of amusement as the drama.- "Some Forerunners of Italian Opera", William James Henderson.