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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 Coalition is under pressure to legislate for abortion after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar.
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.
Labour TD Sean Kenny said the Government needs to legislate for the X case now but indicated he won't be supporting the Sinn Fein motion.
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.