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Noun: criminalisation  ,kri-mi-nu-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: criminalization)
  1. Legislation that makes something illegal
    "the criminalisation of marijuana";
    - criminalization

Derived forms: criminalisations

Type of: lawmaking, legislating, legislation

Antonym: decriminalisation [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Criminalisation