Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: decriminalise  dee'kree-mi-nu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: decriminalize)
  1. Make legal
    "Marijuana should be decriminalised";
    - legalize, legalise [Brit], decriminalize, legitimize, legitimise [Brit], legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatise [Brit]

Derived forms: decriminalised, decriminalises, decriminalising

Type of: allow, countenance, let, permit

Antonym: criminalise [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Decriminalise