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legalization

noun affirmation, approval, codification, confirmation, legislative sanction, passing into law, ratification, regulation by statute, sanction, validation
See also: consent, leave, permission, permit

LEGALIZATION. The act of making lawful.
     2. By legalization, is also understood the act by which a judge or competent officer authenticates a record, or other matter, in order that the same may be lawfully read in evidence. Vide Authentication.

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This is an important victory in the fight against drug prohibition: It marks the first full legalization of an illicit drug since worldwide drug prohibition began in 1919.
Macedonia's process of legalization was praised at the UN as well where the country was said to have set an example of how the problem should be resolved," said Ljupco Georgievski, director of the Cadastre Agency.
It is far too soon to conclude that the argument for legalization has been won.