[ dee-krim-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ diˈkrɪm ə nlˌaɪz /
verb (used with object), de·crim·i·nal·ized, de·crim·i·nal·iz·ing.
to eliminate criminal penalties for or remove legal restrictions against: to decriminalize marijuana.
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Also especially British, de·crim·i·nal·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM decriminalizede·crim·i·nal·i·za·tion, noun
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He once ran for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, on the Freak Power ticket, promising to decriminalize drugs.
British Dictionary definitions for decriminalize
/ (diːˈkrɪmənəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to remove (an action) from the legal category of criminal offenceto decriminalize the possession of marijuana
Derived forms of decriminalizedecriminalization or decriminalisation, noun
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