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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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IN THESE enlightened times when everything possible is done to protect all forms of wildlife and their habitats backed up by legislation in most cases, is it now time to protect human beings by legislating against building houses on known flood plains?
Spain"s socialist government is opposed to legislating against the burqa.
For 13 long years, this Government has refused to "do God" and have passed countless laws to effectively de-Christianise this country by legislating against Christian morality at almost every opportunity.
The trial of BNP leader Nick Griffin has brought the debate about legislating against incitement of racial and religious hatred into sharp focus.
Legislating against discrimination; an international survey of anti-discrimination norms.
Now we have reached a significant turning point because the Government is considering legislating against domestic violence.
Ladies and gentlemen of the City Council: Stop wasting our time legislating against inanimate objects.
governments are actively legislating against the sale of "conflict diamonds" which are sometimes referred to as "blood diamonds.
Spain's socialist government is opposed to legislating against the burqa.
Now that the Government is legislating against "hedges from hell" in its Anti-Social Behaviour Act, householders will face fines of up to pounds 1,000 if they refuse to cut back hedges that are more than 2m (6ft 7in) tall and block light from neighbouring properties.
Simon is not keen on hunting, but is even less keen on legislating against it.
Legislating against discrimination on the basis of age when health care is provided.