verb (used with object), le·gal·ized, le·gal·iz·ing.
- legaspi, miguel lópez de,
Origin of legalize
Examples from the Web for legalization
The month of May will see an Irish referendum on the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Legalization in the first two states in America to do so has been highly criticized.
Sabet says the Florida ballot measure was a Trojan Horse for legalization and voters were seeing it for what it was.
One other big movement behind the push for legalization is, ironically, feminism.
In 1996, only 27 percent of Americans supported the legalization of same-sex marriage.Justice Kennedy Opened the Door to Same-Sex Marriage, Will He Walk Through Next?|Geoffrey R. Stone|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is to the historical jurist exactly the same thing as the legalization of the Ulster tenant right.
Legalization would lessen the charm of forbidden fruit, would decrease sweetness already tasted, more than it would promise new.In Vain|Henryk Sienkiewicz
An exactly parallel case is the legalization in England of that customary tenant-right known as copyhold.