criminalise criminalise

Definition(s):

  • (v) declare illegal; outlaw

Usage(s):

  • When Republicans are accused : don't criminalise politics.

News

  • Prostitution Bill – Urgent call to contact MSPs

    Christians in Scotland are being urged to contact their MSPs in the next week as Rhoda Grant’s bill to criminalise the purchase of sex reaches a crucial stage.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Worldwide Faith News

Quotes

  1. Asked if the judgment might send out the wrong message, Mr Khan said: "There will always be people out there with wrong intentions, but we must not criminalise people for simply looking at material, whether it is good or bad."
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Imran Khan Source: Independent

  2. He said: "We need a commonsense approach that recognises young people's experiences so that we don't criminalise children by failing to properly distinguish between playground spats and serious crime. These new figures reinforce our longstanding...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Nick Herbert Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "The government intends to criminalise serious cartel conduct to send a very clear message to the business people who engage in such behaviour - cartel activity is theft, it is a form of stealing from consumers," Mr Bowen said. "While these...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Chris Bowen Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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cynic cynic
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