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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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But unfortunately, there is no way to legislate against the fundamental problem that afflicted Enron: a culture that put the welfare of the top executives ahead of investors and employees.
It is only recently, however, that our society has given it a name and decided to monitor it, study it, and legislate against it.
Environmental groups, in particular Greenpeace, have urged the Mexican government to legislate against GMO crops because they say large quantities of imported GMO corn are entering the country from the United States.
One of our recent Catholic Prime Ministers, Joe Clark, still mistakenly praises the book for its Christian humanism, and says that every politician knows that it is impossible to legislate against abortion.
Constitution that protect the right to contract, provide for "full faith and credit" (requiring recognition of court judgments of other states) and ensure that a state cannot legislate against Federal law.
We could explicitly legislate against the use of race in suspect profiles, but even explicit legislation would be bound to fail at street level.
The Congress can attempt to legislate barriers that try to stop institutions from shifting deposits, but the history of efforts to legislate against such strong financial incentives is not encouraging.
In Europe, proponents of interoperability and "access for all" are going so far as to legislate against licensing models such as Apple iTunes', and to call in the ombudsmen.
THE findings of an independent report into the impact of a minimum price for alcohol in Wales will confirm the Welsh Government's plans to legislate against the menace of cheap booze.
To legislate against a freedom on this basis values liberty and evidence very lightly.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, who led an investigation into human trafficking for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: "The incredible volume of response received shows the strength of feeling that Scotland ought use the powers it has to legislate against human trafficking.
I'm not sure what the Government can do to legislate against this problem.