legalise etymology

English word legalise comes from English legal, English -ise

Detailed word origin of legalise

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
legal English (eng) (countable) A spy who is attached to, and ostensibly employed by, an embassy, military outpost, etc.. (uncountable, US, Canada) Paper in sheets 8½ in × 14 in (215.9 mm × 355.6 mm).. (uncountable, informal) The legal department of a company. (informal) Above the age of consent or the legal drinking age.. Being allowed or prescribed by law.. Having its basis in the law.. Relating to the law or [...]
-ise English (eng) Used in certain words; see the usage notes. Suffix used in loanwords from French to form abstract nouns of quality or function.
legalise English (eng) To make legal or permit under law. Either by decriminalising something that has been illegal or by specifically permitting it.

Words with the same origin as legalise

Descendants of legal
Jewish Legalism Polglish Polish antijewish autogenocide eugenicide genocidal genocide genocidist lagger legisign poolish
Descendants of -ise
annalise apologist authorise categorise characterise familiarise fertilise finalise industrialisation magnetisation materialise moisturiser nationalisation pressurise privatisation publicise revitalise revolutionise socialise summarise terrorise vandalism vaporise visualise