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Definition of "decriminalization" [decriminalization]

  • The act of making a previously illegal activity no longer treatable as a criminal offence. (noun)

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Use "decriminalization" in a sentence
  • "Prop. 19 would remove the nausea-inducing contradiction inherent in "decriminalization," which allows people to possess pot but not purchase it legally."
  • "Agreeing with decriminalization is what one has to do in order to become a member,."
  • "But whenever he's pushed on it, he actually says that he's not interested in decriminalization or legalization."