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decriminalize in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdecriminalizede‧crim‧in‧a‧lize (also decriminalise British English) /diːˈkrɪmənəlaɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 SCLLEGALto state officially that something is not illegal anymore 🔊 a campaign to decriminalize cannabisdecriminalization /diːˌkrɪmənəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -lə-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
decriminalizePlenty of men and women think prostitution should be decriminalized.The chief of police believes marijuana use should be decriminalized.He has openly said that he favours decriminalizing soft drugs.If the United States wants to end drug-related crime, it has one Gordian-knot option: decriminalize the stuff.