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le·gal·ize

 (lē′gə-līz′)
tr.v. le·gal·ized, le·gal·iz·ing, le·gal·iz·es
To make legal or lawful; authorize or sanction by law: legalize gambling.

le′gal·i·za′tion (-gə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.legalization - the act of making lawful
group action - action taken by a group of people
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Translations

legalization

[ˌliːgəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nlegalización f
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legalization

[ˌliːgəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] legalisation (British) nlégalisation f
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legalization

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legalization

[ˌliːgəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nlegalizzazione f
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Pritzker on Tuesday in Chicago signed a bill supporters said is the "most equity-centric" legalization effort in the nation.
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MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.) says the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has assured him that an upcoming report on marijuana legalization "will be completely objective and dispassionate." That claim is hard to take seriously, since it contradicts the ONDCP's statutory mandate to oppose marijuana legalization by any means necessary.