decriminalize

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Back-formation from decriminalization, equivalent to de- +‎ criminalize.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈkɹɪmɪnəlaɪz/

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decriminalize ‎(third-person singular simple present decriminalizes, present participle decriminalizing, simple past and past participle decriminalized)

  1. (transitive) To change the laws so something is no longer a crime.

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