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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This will include marketing, communications, social-media content and, in some cases, direct appeals to businesses to legalize their software assets.
Connecticut's high court legalizes same-sex marriage after finding civil unions aren't equal to marriage.
Now those Pakistanis who have failed to legalize their status may face action by the Saudi authorities.
However, the Israeli government recently expressed its intention to legalize four of them.
"Eighty percent of Americans say legalize and tax it today," Woolridge says.
(editor), How to Legalize Drugs (Northvale, NJ: Aronson, 1998).
While millions of chocolate owners are excited about the decision, which, if passed, would allow them to avoid paying anywhere from 750 to 3,500 pesos to legalize their vehicles, the nation's automakers are not so thrilled, given that they could expect lower auto sales as older-model U.S.
Commission on the Review of the National Policy Toward Gambling had cautioned about corruption and the incompatibility of revenue raising and crime control when jurisdictions legalize gambling.
At the minimum we should change our policy to "decriminalize and discourage" if not outright legalize all these substances.
An examination of city records, however, portrays a building owner desperately trying to legalize a money-losing loft building so that rents could be obtained to support the building.
New Mexico becomes first state to legalize marijuana for medical use.
Despite hemp's multiple uses as cloth material, rope, cooking oil and treeless paper, many people continue to believe that to legalize industrial hemp is to legalize marijuana.