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Legalization

Legalization is the process of removing a legal prohibition against something which is currently illegal.

Legalization is a process often applied to what are now regarded as consensual crimes, such as homosexuality, or the consumption of illegal drugs.

It can also occur without political upheaval in the repeal[?] of ancient and no longer relevant laws.


In video engineering, "legalization" can refer to the process of applying constraints on a video signal to keep it within the limits required for broadcast.



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