• WordNet 3.6
    • v legalize make legal "Marijuana should be legalized"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In West Virginia, it is legal for one to take roadkill home for dinner
    • Legalize (Theol) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.
    • Legalize To make legal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Prostitution is legal in Canada, however running a brothel is not.
    • legalize To make lawful; render conformable to law, either by previous authorization or by giving the sanction of law to what has already been done; authorize; sanction; justify.
    • legalize In theology, to interpret or apply Seripture in the spirit of legalism. Also spelled legalise.
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  • H.G. Wells
    “Advertising is legalized lying.”
  • Germaine Greer
    “Only one thing is certain: if pot is legalized, it won't be for our benefit but for the authorities . To have it legalized will also be to lose control of it.”
  • Jeremy P. Johnson
    Jeremy P. Johnson
    “Drugs are reality's legal loopholes.”
  • Herschel Hobbs
    Herschel Hobbs
    “The nine-tenths prove man's love, but the one-tenth tests man's legal obedience.”
  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
    “Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.”
  • Franklin P. Jones
    “Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. légaliser,


In literature:

Includes the Legal Principle.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
A privileged class does not secure itself in the enjoyment of its advantages merely by legal intrenchments.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
Her friends, represented by this odious woman, could have no legal authority over her.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
He hasn't a legal mind.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
Why remain fettered by a bare legal tie to one who was a husband only in name?
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
We, when remounting the stage of existence, found ourselves the legal inheritors of these fundamental blessings.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
The sixth century was a marked period of legal reform.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
He keeps the poll-lists and other legal papers of the township, administers oaths, and notifies officers of their election.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
Admission of the foreigner to legal protection.
"The Unity of Civilization" by Various
You've got to have legal advice.
"Heart's Desire" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

For he did basely them refuse
All legal remedy;
The Romans still he well did use,
Still screen'd their roguery.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Thine infant cries, O Lord,
Thy tears upon the breast,
Are not enough—the legal sword
Must do its stern behest.
"The Circumcision Of Christ" by John Keble
There is still some wine left in the chalice,
And the plate that’s served is nests of the swallows.
Since the birth of time, the legal spouse
Is respected by her mandarin-husband.
"Three Wives Of A Mandarin" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
'Twas then that he said: "It is plain to my mind
This property's ownerless—how can I find
The cursedest rascal in all of the State?"
So he took it himself, which was legal and straight.
"The Legatee" by Ambrose Bierce
Think, that the foe thy children might have slain —
Thy riches, as his legal prey convey'd —
Thy houses burn'd, and martyr'd thee with pain,
Had Christ not lent thee his Almighty aid.
"A Warning, Or Admonition, To Every Man, To Think On God In The Morning" by Rees Prichard
In my domains there is no sin,
Virtue is rampant all the time,
Since I so thoughtfully brought in
A bill which legalizes crime;
Committing things that are not wrong
Must pall before so very long.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham

In news:

The actions of the New York Assembly passing same-sex marriage legislation and making sodomy legal, is another step in the continuing degradation of American culture, and in my view, a crime against the children of the next generation.
Is legalized abortion akin to the Nazi Holocaust.
Detroit police officer Angelica Robinson claims her legal rights were violated.
Legislature must pay $186,000 legal bill for redistricting dispute.
MLive file photo Larger, more dangerous airborne fireworks are now legal in Michigan.
If you're not either a football fan or a legal aficionado, you probably want to skip over this post.
Our Founding Fathers carefully eliminated in American law every special legal privilege of the old aristocracies of Europe.
Christo's plan to drape the Arkansas River delayed during legal fight.
Ex-senator to FEC: Scandal aside, legal expenses arose on business.
Obama, Romney campaigns have legal teams at the ready if presidential election goes into OT.
Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the biggest victory ever for the legalization movement.
Carter, "What do you make of the legalization of marijuana and the states that have legalized marijuana.".
According to Gallup, even 43 percent of those who oppose legalizing pot are against the feds acting against state legalization .
And just last month, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize the use of marijuana, while voters in one other state, Oregon, turned down legalization this year.
In 2009, Uruguay legalized adoption by same-sex couples and legalized gender-reassignment surgery for transgender citizens.

In science:

These entries would go through a supervision process to justify themselves as legal posts.
Algorithm and Implementation of the Blog-Post Supervision Process
If we start with n particles at the base ι and perform any legal sequence of firings until al l particles are in S ∪ {o}, then the process terminates in a finite number of steps, and the number of particles in S is exactly En (T , S, r).
Rotor walks on general trees
By [12, Lemma 3.9], starting from a given configuration of particles and rotors, in any legal sequence of firings on this directed graph (stopping when all particles are at ∆), each vertex fires the same number of times.
Rotor walks on general trees
Similar to LeGall (, p54), we define Ra,b (w, dw ′ ) as the unique probability measure on W such that (i) ζw ′ = b, Ra,b (w, dw ′ ) a.s. (ii) w ′ (t) = w(t) for all t ≤ a, Ra,b (w, dw ′ ) a.s. (iii) Under Ra,b (w, dw ′ ), (w′ (a + t) : t ∈ [0, b − a]) is a Brownian motion.
Snake representation of a superprocess in random environment
Namely, it has the same conditional law as LeGall’s Brownian snake.
Snake representation of a superprocess in random environment