from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To impose a criminal penalty on or for; outlaw.
- transitive v. To treat as a criminal.
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- v. To make (something) a crime; to make illegal under criminal law; to ban.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to declare (an act) to be illegal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat as a criminal
- v. declare illegal; outlaw
Any act the new laws criminalize is effectively illegal already.
It's worth noting that the U.N. Security Council, in its reaction to the September 11 attacks, obliged member states to "criminalize" terrorist attacks - not to declare war on terrorists.
Security Council, in its reaction to the September 11 attacks, obliged member states to "criminalize" terrorist attacks - not to declare war on terrorists.
If this is simply a move to "criminalize" now civil copyright laws, just what doesnational securityhave to do with a law dealing with pirated movies and CDs?
There is no language in HR 875 that would regulate, penalize, or shut down backyard gardens or 'criminalize' gardeners; the bill focuses on ensuring the safety of food in interstate commerce.
Although how you get from "blame and guilt" to wanting to "criminalize" anything I'm not sure.
QUIJANO: Now, important to note that both Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as President Obama himself, have signaled that they really don't want to dwell too much on past controversies and -- quote -- "criminalize" policy differences.
In the McCaskill spot (claireonline. com), which aired during Game 1 of baseball's World Series on Saturday, Fox says McCaskill, the state auditor, "shares my hope for cures" while her opponent, Republican Sen. Jim Talent, wants to "criminalize" expanded research.
Neither man, he said, wants to "criminalize" the personal decisions of women and their doctors.
But he suggests that the more likely bogeymen are people who "criminalize" outdoor play through neighborhood associations and their covenants.