illegalization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

illegal +‎ -ization

Noun[edit]

illegalization (countable and uncountable, plural illegalizations)

  1. The act or process of illegalizing.
    • 2008 May 4, Benedict Carey, “A Psychedelic ‘Problem Child’ Comes Full Circle”, in New York Times[1]:
      “Once the drug illegalization crowd gets hold of it, that’s that,” said Alexander Shulgin, a former Dow chemist who discovered the effects of MDMA, or ecstasy, which has also been made a controlled substance.