American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make illegal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render illegal or unlawful. Also spelled illegalise.
- v. nonstandard To make illegal, to prohibit by law, to criminalize something that had previously been legal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make or declare illegal or unlawful.
- v. declare illegal; outlaw.
- illegal + -ize (Wiktionary)
“Belgium also recently embarked on the road to illegalize and stigmatize the burka and niqab with a vote in the Brussels federal parliament.”
“Both sides take their political beliefs out into the public realm in the U.S.: pro-lifers want to illegalize abortion; pro-choicers want to keep abortion legal as mandated in Roe v.”
“So this is what following your wish to illegalize abortions would lead to.”
“The whole national LGBTIQ community now hopes that the same California State Supreme Court that legalized gay marriage in May 2008 will overturn Californians 'vote to illegalize it, six months later, in November's election, with Proposition 8.”
“The Nazis came to power in a legitimate parliamentary process where they were invited into the cabinet by the CONSERVATIVES and then used the excuse of a ‘terrorist’ threat to revoke rights, illegalize the opposition, etc.”
“And of course we can continue to protect children from abuse without continuing to illegalize what two consenting adults wish to do.”
“Legalize Prostitution; illegalize Drug Companies Advertising on TV that is a crime worthy of prosecution.”
“Then various other terrified countries will follow suit, and soon enough the various international lawsuits piling up will cause the U.S.A., primary client of Lasik no doubt, to illegalize Lasik as well.”
“How do you feel about the government trying to illegalize the tiny skirmishes of everyday life in a multicultural society?”
“This program, we submit, is far more consistent with the democratic ideals and aspirations of the American people than the fascist-like proposal to illegalize the Communist Party.”
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