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

Derived forms: decriminalizations

Type of: lawmaking, legislating, legislation

Antonym: criminalization

Encyclopedia: Decriminalization