crim´i|nal|i|za´tion

crim´i|nal|i|za´tion
crim|i|nal|ize «KRIHM uh nuh lyz», transitive verb, -ized, -iz|ing.
to declare (a person or activity) criminal; make liable for punishment as a crime: »

to criminalize the use of addictive drugs.

crim´i|nal|i|za´tion, noun.

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  • de|crim|i|nal|i|za|tion — «dee KRIHM uh nuh luh ZAY shuhn», noun. the act or process of decriminalizing: »The Swedish report…recommending decriminalization of pornography was followed by legislation implementing the proposal (William D. Hawkland) …   Useful english dictionary

  • crim|i|nal|ize — «KRIHM uh nuh lyz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. to declare (a person or activity) criminal; make liable for punishment as a crime: »to criminalize the use of addictive drugs. –crim´i|nal|i|za´tion, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • crim — crim·i·nal·ism; crim·i·nal·ist; crim·i·nal·is·tic; crim·i·nal·is·tics; crim·i·nal·i·ty; crim·i·nal·ly; crim·i·nal·ness; crim·i·nal·oid; crim·i·nate; crim·i·na·tion; crim·i·na·tive; crim·i·na·tor; crim·i·na·to·ry; crim·i·ne; crim·i·no·genesis;… …   English syllables

  • nal — ab·ac·ti·nal; ab·dom·i·nal·ly; ab·orig·i·nal·i·ty; ab·orig·i·nal·ly; acli·nal; ac·ti·nal; ac·ti·nal; ad·nom·i·nal; ad·re·nal·ec·to·mize; ad·re·nal·ec·to·my; af·fi·nal; ag·o·nal; agui·nal·do; al·ka·nal; al·ti·tu·di·nal; alum·nal; am·mo·nal;… …   English syllables

  • tion — ab·bre·vi·a·tion; ab·di·ca·tion; ab·duc·tion; ab·er·ra·tion; ab·er·ra·tion·al; ab·jec·tion; ab·junc·tion; ab·ju·ra·tion; ab·lac·ta·tion; ab·la·tion; ab·lu·tion; ab·mi·gra·tion; ab·ne·ga·tion; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom;… …   English syllables

  • criminalize — crim•i•nal•ize [[t]ˈkrɪm ə nlˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) cvb soc to make criminal 2) cvb soc to make a criminal of • Etymology: 1955–60 crim i•nal•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • criminalize — crim·i·nal·ize / kri mə nə ˌlīz/ vt ized, iz·ing: to make criminal: outlaw the statute criminalizing the use of contraceptives R. H. Bork compare illegalize crim·i·nal·i·za·tion …   Law dictionary

  • decriminalize — de|crim|i|nal|ize [ di krımınl,aız ] verb transitive to change the law so that something that was illegal becomes legal: a campaign to decriminalize the possession of marijuana ╾ de|crim|i|nal|i|za|tion [ ,dikrımınlı zeıʃn ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • decriminalize — de•crim•i•nal•ize [[t]diˈkrɪm ə nlˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing cvb to eliminate criminal penalties for: to decriminalize marijuana[/ex] • Etymology: 1965–70, amer. de•crim i•nal•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • recriminalization — re crim•i•nal•i•za′tion n …   From formal English to slang

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