Definition of "decriminalize"
  1. The act of canceling or reducing the legal penalties associated with a certain behavior
How to use "decriminalize" in a sentence
  1. The proposal to decriminalize marijuana has gained a lot of public support.
  2. A bill was proposed to decriminalize certain traffic offenses making them punishable with fines rather than jail time.
  3. To reduce prison overcrowding, the city decided to decriminalize petty theft offenses.

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