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Noun: decriminalisation  dee,kri-mu-nu-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: decriminalization)
  1. Legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
    - decriminalization

Derived forms: decriminalisations

Type of: lawmaking, legislating, legislation

Antonym: criminalisation [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Decriminalisation