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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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While legalizations efforts have become a common theme in the election cycle, barring more extensive federal legalization, questions still abound as to the regulation of money generated by the sale of marijuana as well as the labor and employment policies that approach employee use with zero tolerance.
Tuntevska cautions that one must be careful with the entire "shock wave" of legalizations so that the new illegal buildings are not pushed through, which sprang up overnight after the legal regulation for legalization was adopted.
In the past three months, since the law on management of illegally put up buildings started taking effects, 10,758 applications for legalizations have been filed and nearly 2,000 cases have been resolved.