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Definition of "illegalize" [il•le•gal•ize]

  • To make illegal. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "illegalize" in a sentence
  • "Belgium also recently embarked on the road to illegalize and stigmatize the burka and niqab with a vote in the Brussels federal parliament."
  • "Both sides take their political beliefs out into the public realm in the U.S.: pro-lifers want to illegalize abortion; pro-choicers want to keep abortion legal as mandated in Roe v."
  • "So this is what following your wish to illegalize abortions would lead to."