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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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' I will join progressive minded lawmakers to legislate for Universal Health Coverage for Nigerians.
If the president can no longer legislate for the tribal areas why should the prime minister legislate for the people of GB, he asked.
The court while adjourning the hearing of the case indefinitely directed the provinces to legislate and file report before it.
"I can't legislate for only being able to bring in loans.
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
Dominic Grieve decided against sending the Wales (Official Languages) Bill to the court, despite Wales Office concerns that it breached Assembly competence to legislate only for the Welsh language, and not English.
Summary: To legislate the transport allowance or not to legislate the transport allowance?
Advocate General for Scotland Lord Wallace will set out the UK Government's conclusions on the competence of the Scottish Parliament to legislate for a referendum on independence during a lecture at Glasgow University.
Kevin Costner testified before the House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee asking the members to legislate centrifugal-devices stating "We've legislated life preservers.
Already they have dealt with Proposed Orders and Measures from Welsh government ministers, an Assembly committee, the Assembly Commission and, equally importantly, individual Assembly Members who obtained the opportunity to legislate by ballot.
ALL powers to legislate over Welsh language provision should be handed to the Assembly, MPs will be told today.
We can't legislate for the bounce of the ball, but I can legislate for my players being in the right positions to take advantage when it goes our way and they didn't do that.