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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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The Bill aims to legislate for the X case judgment from the Supreme Court, which found abortion is legal if there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, including the threat of suicide.
The Coalition is under pressure to legislate for abortion after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar.
THE Transport Minister has said he is worried that if we legislate for the X case here it may open the floodgates to abortion on demand.
The Education Minister hit out as Waterford TD Ciara Conway debated whether to back the Opposition party's push to legislate for the situation which would allow abortion for suicidal women or those whose lives are at risk.
The Committee's Recruitment and Training officer Pierce Freaney insisted that referees can't legislate for what he described as "gougerism" on the field of play.