Definition of Decriminalizing

1. Verb. (rare) (present participle of decriminalize) To change the laws so something is no longer a crime. ¹



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Definition of Decriminalizing

1. decriminalize [v] - See also: decriminalize

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decriminalizing

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decrials
decried
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decriminalisation
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decriminalised
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decriminalising
decriminalization
decriminalize
decriminalized
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decriminalizing
decrown
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decrudescence
decrustation
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decryptable
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decrypter
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Literary usage of Decriminalizing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Youth & Drugs: Society's Mixed Messages edited by Hank Resnik (1994)
"Although decriminalizing a drug will increase availability, consumption, and problems, appropriate use of civil controls may minimize these consequences, ..."

2. Prevention Primer: An Encyclopedia of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... receiving care in public hospitals to legal authorities to support its position of increasing access to care and decriminalizing governmental responses. ..."

3. Crime in Its Relations to Social Progress by Arthur Cleveland Hall (1902)
"PAGE The humanitarian reaction against excessive punishments, and the decriminalizing of crimes 258 Great development of trade and manufactures, ..."

4. Medical Marijuana Referenda Movement in America: Hearing Before the edited by Bill McCollum (2001)
"To imply that you will stop the crime problem, the black market, and that crime will, somehow, disappear by decriminalizing this is a myth in America. ..."

5. The Republic of China on Taiwan: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography of edited by Constance A. Johnson (2000)
"Decriminalizing bad checks should help to rationalize Taiwan's financial system. 8 East Asian executive reports 9, 19-22 (Aug. 1986). ..."

6. Assisted Suicide edited by Michael Bilirakis (1998)
"The Dutch experience, the attempt to tolerate and regulate without decriminalizing physician-assisted suicide, has resulted in one year in more than 1000 ..."

7. Public Scandals: Sexual Orientation and Criminal Law in Romania : a Report by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch (Organization (1998)
"... districts deputies had to face groups from the populace who asked how decriminalizing 7 Interview by Daniel ..."

8. More Than a Name: State-Sponsored Homophobia and Its Consequences in by Scott Long, A. Widney Brown, Gail Cooper (2003)
"... urged in 2001 that the government consider decriminalizing (and regulating) sex work as an HIV prevention measure, she was subjected to a storm of ..."

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