Definitions

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  • v. To make legal or permit under law. Either by decriminalising something that has been illegal or by specifically permitting it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make legal

Etymologies

legal +‎ -ise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "You know, saying the word legalise, I think that happens to be one of those words that conveys a sense of meaning and until you talk to each other you don't realise that actually we don't mean the same thing at all," Mr Killorin says.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Yoo and Bybee aren't responsible for the government committing the crimes that these two goons were hired to so-called legalise, for the Presidential administration, the Congress, the DoJ, ... always know very well that there was NO way to officially legalise these crimes without usurping (or hijacking) the U.S.

    Bill of Rights Defense Committee - Headlines

  • The problem is how do you "legalise" something that is accepted as harmful?

    THE WAR ON DRUGS

  • Laws also, sorry gentlemen, and I have no interest in what you do in your own home, that "legalise" the shoving of anything up any orifice in some sad search for temporary pleasure.

    Gordon Brown's legal fraudsters

  • A planned constitutional amendment to "legalise" the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • South-western Joint Civics Association leader Basil Douglas said ways to "legalise" the situation of people illegally occupying homes had to be investigated as some people had been waiting 20 years for houses.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The commission recommended that the government attempt to channel Motheo's application for the project through the proper procedures to "legalise" it.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But if it were just a matter of hiring those foreigners who are already here instead of importing more workers, and making the refugees "very happy", we might as well "legalise" and "regulate" the whole lot of illegal immigrants, not just the refugees.

    nst online

  • A journalist and an academic receive death threats in western Honduras Arson attack on community radio station previously targeted by coup supporters Journalist's daughter killed in Honduras; more arrests in Salvadorean journalist's murder Armed men threaten "El Libertador" newspaper personnel, seize equipment PANAMA: IAPA concerned at bill that would "legalise" media self-regulation

    IFEX - IFEX

  • This ongoing debate is still not being finalised, though, there are attempts to "legalise" it as soon as possible through political backing and other movement (s).

    Planet MYOSS

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