enact laws

See: legislate
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Now it is the proper business of the public assembly to determine concerning war and peace, making or breaking off alliances, to enact laws, to sentence to death, banishment, or confiscation of goods, and to call the magistrates to account for their behaviour when in office.
It would be as absurd to doubt, that a right to pass all laws NECESSARY AND PROPER to execute its declared powers, would include that of requiring the assistance of the citizens to the officers who may be intrusted with the execution of those laws, as it would be to believe, that a right to enact laws necessary and proper for the imposition and collection of taxes would involve that of varying the rules of descent and of the alienation of landed property, or of abolishing the trial by jury in cases relating to it.
Law involves submission to regulations; man is naturally opposed to rules and regulations of all kinds, especially if they interfere with his interests; so is it likely that the masses will enact laws that are contrary to their own inclinations?
Manama: A children's rights activist has called the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to enact laws that regulate the travel abroad of teenagers.
PESHAWAR -- Speakers in a daylong debate over amendment in 247 article of constitution, urged the central government to make immediate amendments in it so that to extend the apex courts jurisdictions to Fata and empower the parliament to enact laws for tribal regions.
A few days ago, he had rapped the government for excessive usage of ordinances to enact laws.
enact laws capable of deterring potentially similar crimes.
The nation is to enact laws in the following days to give greater independence to its central bank.
Baghdad / NINA /--Parliament Speaker Osama Nujaifi expressed his concern about the instability of the situation in Iraq, pointing out that the Parliament seeks to enact laws to contribute to solve of multiple problems that prevailing in the country to and regulate the path of the state.
I do not want to enact laws that do not address the problem and which just appear decorative.
They regretted that no practical steps were being taken so far to legislate and enact laws to put a halt to the menace of child labour.
Khokar also requested the government to enact laws that prevent forced conversions.