decriminalization

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de·crim·i·nal·ize

 (dē-krĭm′ə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. de·crim·i·nal·ized, de·crim·i·nal·iz·ing, de·crim·i·nal·iz·es
To reduce or abolish criminal penalties for: decriminalize the use of marijuana.

de·crim′i·nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decriminalization - legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
lawmaking, legislating, legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
criminalisation, criminalization - legislation that makes something illegal; "the criminalization of marijuana"
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Translations

decriminalization

[ˌdiːˈkrɪmɪnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Ndespenalización f
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decriminalization

[ˌdiːkrɪmɪnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] decriminalisation (British) n [cannabis, drugs, homosexuality, prostitution] → dépénalisation f
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decriminalization

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