relevance deprivation syndrome

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relevance deprivation syndrome 


Definition A popular term for the constellation of changes affecting a person who had previously been in a position of power and authority and either retired from the post or was pushed out, resulting in a loss of relevance and importance of his or her opinions and connections with power brokers and decision makers. 

The term was coined by former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans in a press interview shortly after his retirement. It is a subtle permutation of the retirement syndrome.  

Synonym Limelight deprivation syndrome 


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