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DECRIMINALIZATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decriminalization mean? 

DECRIMINALIZATION (noun)
  The noun DECRIMINALIZATION has 1 sense:

1. legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal

  Familiarity information: DECRIMINALIZATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECRIMINALIZATION (noun)


Sense 1decriminalization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

decriminalisation; decriminalization

Hypernyms ("decriminalization" is a kind of...):

lawmaking; legislating; legislation (the act of making or enacting laws)

Antonym:

criminalization (legislation that makes something illegal)


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