Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of criminalize.

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

  • v. declare illegal; outlaw

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Shepstone were wanted criminals, saying this was part of a government trend to "criminalise" the ANC.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The programme also stated that the DEB will "criminalise" filesharers.

    Media news, UK and world media comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • Nick Herbert, the Police minister, said that it was important not to "criminalise" the everyday experiences of young people.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • "Use of the word 'criminalise' in the introduction to the report was inaccurate but that this aspect of the complaint had been satisfactorily dealt with by the programme at the earliest opportunity," the committee added.

    The Guardian World News

  • She said the decision to indict Mr Barakeh was an attempt to "criminalise" his political role and reflected an "escalation" in using the law against Arab politicians.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • In his speech to the rally in Dunajská Streda SMK leader Pál Csáky said that the amendments to the State Language Act 'criminalise' the use of the Hungarian language in Slovakia.

    Slovak Spectator

  • Of course, at times the plans by the police to 'criminalise' and 'terrorise' the religious minorities prove unsuccessful.

    Countercurrents.org

  • "criminalise" a mere donation was wrong, unfortunate and warranted an apology.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • We also call on African governments to learn from the South African example by expunging from their laws all provisions that criminalise homosexuality or treat homosexuals as unworthy of the same rights and entitlements as other citizens.

    Letters: Gay rights in Africa

  • To effectively prevent poaching, hunting and contraband laws must be amended to criminalise the hunting of rare and endangered species.

    Biodiversity 100: actions for Europe

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