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Legislate

To enact laws or pass resolutions by the lawmaking process, in contrast to law that is derived from principles espoused by courts in decisions.

legislate

verb authorize, codify, constituere, create by law, decree, dictate, effect, enact, enact laws, establish, establish by law, exercise the function of legislation, institute, leges facere, make into law, make laws, make legal, order, originate, pass, pass laws, prescribe laws, put in force, rule, sanction, scribere, vote in
See also: approve, authorize, constitute, enact, establish, govern, legalize, mandamus, pass

legislate

see LEGISLATION.
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We will also make the case that the scope of the LCO draft should be expanded, ensuring that we have enough powers in Wales to legislate upon suppliers of goods, services and public utilities within Wales as we see fit in the future.
The Welsh Assembly, based in Cardiff and opened in 1999, is a step down from Holyrood, as it does not have the power to legislate or vary taxation.
Taro Aso, chairman of the LDP Policy Research Council, has been calling on the government to legislate such antideflation measures as tax cuts designed to thaw frozen land transactions during the extraordinary Diet session starting this fall.
If Japan signs the documents, it will be required to legislate to provide immunity from criminal prosecution for people who cooperate with investigations, and to legislate punishment for conspiring to commit organized crime.
Reason: One of your most memorable campaign slogans was, "You can't legislate stupidity.
President Clinton is not the only political player seeking to legislate an expansion of Medicare.
One further event will happen in the next one to two years to dampen the "urge to legislate.
Government also should quickly legislate sensible changes to preserve Social Security.
It is refreshing to see the ahistorical view of creativity as a natural, instinctive process in action, especially when much of today's art seems to be the result of preprogrammed strategies rooted in a simplistic reading of art and social history intended to legislate them.
NNA - Kataeb's MP Elie Marouni said that he understands House Speaker Nabih Berri's call upon the Parliament to convene and legislate "as there are many pending files in dire need to be resolved," yet indicating at the same time that "as the Parliament can convene to legislate, it can also convene to elect a president for the country so that the constitutional institutions restore their normal performance.
Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay said Minister Quinn should stop "asking" schools to take action on the cost of uniforms and schools books and should instead move to legislate on such costs.
The Prime Minister said that Parliament is the custodian of the rights of the people of country and hence the responsibility lies on the elected representatives to legislate in the best interest of the people.