Legislate



[lej-is-leyt] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪt/

verb (used without object), legislated, legislating.
1.
to exercise the function of ; make or enact laws.
verb (used with object), legislated, legislating.
2.
to create, provide, or control by :
attempts to legislate morality.
/ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to make or pass laws
2.
(transitive) to bring into effect by legislation
v.

1805, back-formation from legislation, etc. Related: Legislated; legislating.

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