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“Criminalizes” or “Criminalises”

Language

Criminalizes and criminalises are both English terms.

Usage

Criminalizes is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while criminalises is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
criminalizes 98 21 32 100 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
criminalises 2 79 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "criminalizes" over "criminalises" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 79 to 21 preference for "criminalises" over "criminalizes".
  • In India, there is a 68 to 32 preference for "criminalises" over "criminalizes".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "criminalizes" over "criminalises" (100 to 0).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "criminalizes" over "criminalises" (100 to 0).
  • In Australia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizes" and "criminalises".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizes" and "criminalises".
  • In Ireland, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizes" and "criminalises".
  • In New Zealand, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizes" and "criminalises".
  • In Jamaica, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizes" and "criminalises".
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizes" and "criminalises".
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizes" and "criminalises".
Examples

Below, we provide some examples of when to use criminalizes or criminalises with sample sentences.

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Examples in Context

Examples of “criminalizes”

  • passed CL97, a law that criminalizes "cyber crimes", which it divided
  • 2005, the Norwegian penal act criminalizes any depictions that "sexualize" children,
  • This act criminalizes soliciting and acts of indecency
  • The Hobbs Act criminalizes, inter alia, the obtaining of
  • the Internal Revenue Code that criminalizes the conduct.
  • they are also incestuous, and criminalizes incest with 16-17 year olds
  • 'Nepal Bill Criminalizes Religious Conversion’.
  • § 201(b), criminalizes the corrupt promise or transfer
  • Sri Lankan Penal Code that criminalizes same-sex sexual acts remains on
  • as decriminalized) Section 365 that criminalizes homosexual sex, but other laws

Examples of “criminalises”

  • They oppose the decree-law that criminalises strikes, protests, demonstrations and sit-ins
  • to Engage in Prostitution - Criminalises solicitation
  • Promoting Prostitution - Criminalises owning, controlling, managing or supervising
  • proposed legislation (as amended) specifically criminalises Urging the overthrow of the
  • Compelling Prostitution - Criminalises forced prostitution and child prostitution
  • This statute criminalises money laundering and imposes the
  • The current definition of rape criminalises unacceptable social conduct that is
  • of the Penal Code, which criminalises sex between mutually consenting adult
  • overturn a 1953 law that criminalises extramarital affairs and can send
  • Abetting Prostitution - Criminalises soliciting a person to patronise


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