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criminalize

to make an action or activity criminal.
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Despite these differences, anti-bribery legislation in the Gulf shares one overarching commonality: no country criminalises the bribery of foreign officials.
Nigeria's parliament on Thursday passed a bill which criminalises same-sex marriages with prison terms of up to 14 years.
The World Medical Association deplores any attempt to criminalise physicians who are pursuing their basic civil rights.
The head of the Arab League Nabil Elaraby calls for the international community to criminalise blasphemy, warning that insults to religion pose a serious threat to global peace and security.
But homeless charity Crisis said the new law would criminalise vulnerable people, leaving them in prison or facing a fine they cannot pay.
Some aspect of sex work is criminalised in 116 countries, while 79 countries criminalise consensual same-sex sexual relations, including 85% of countries in eastern and southern Africa, 81% in the Middle East and North Africa, and 69% in the Caribbean.
Mr Carlin said the decision to criminalise the drug taken earlier this week was "unduly based on media and political pressure".
Eric Carlin said the decision taken earlier this week to criminalise the drug was "unduly based on media and political pressure".
During debate on Lords amendments to the Bill, shadowschools minister Nick Gibb said: "It is the fact that this Bill seeks to criminalise young people that raises so many concerns.
THE Government was today accused of being too quick to criminalise youngsters for petty offences.
MPs were trying to put through a law that would criminalise gay hate.
The Finnish government may decide not to criminalise the selling of sex and instead tax prostitutes.