illegalize

verb il·le·gal·ize \ (ˌ)i(l)-ˈlē-gə-ˌlīz \

Definition of illegalize

illegalized; illegalizing; illegalizes
: to make or declare illegal

illegalization

play \(ˌ)i(l)-ˌlē-gə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of illegalize in a Sentence

  1. a bill that would illegalize the private use of fireworks

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First Known Use of illegalize

circa 1818

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illegalize Synonyms

Synonyms

criminalize, outlaw;

Antonyms

decriminalize, legalize;

Near Antonyms

allow, let, permit, suffer;

approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction;


Law Dictionary

illegalize

transitive verb il·le·ga·lize \ il-ˈlē-gə-ˌlīz \

legal Definition of illegalize

: to make or declare illegal — compare criminalize


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