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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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We do not want to return time after time to London, to ask for more powers when the time will come to legislate in Wales following further linguistic developments in the future, which is certain to happen over the next few decades.
The Welsh Assembly, based in Cardiff and opened in 1999, is a step down from Holyrood, as it does not have the power to legislate or vary taxation.
Taro Aso, chairman of the LDP Policy Research Council, has been calling on the government to legislate such antideflation measures as tax cuts designed to thaw frozen land transactions during the extraordinary Diet session starting this fall.
If Japan signs the documents, it will be required to legislate to provide immunity from criminal prosecution for people who cooperate with investigations, and to legislate punishment for conspiring to commit organized crime.
Reason: One of your most memorable campaign slogans was, "You can't legislate stupidity.
One further event will happen in the next one to two years to dampen the "urge to legislate.
If we truly value our right to freedom of speech, we cannot legislate what is appropriate for people to see or to read.
Government also should quickly legislate sensible changes to preserve Social Security.
for example, it could legislate changes so that the Omnibus Crime Control Act specifically includes these newer technologies.
Addressing the assembly after the prime minister, Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah said the House has the right to legislate, adding that Parliament's role should only be played by the Parliament.
ISLAMABAD -- Addressing a seminar on safety of journalists organized by Freedom Network, Pakistan People's Party Senator Farhatullah Babar said yesterday that the parliament must legislate for the protection of journalists .
Chua had said the plan to legislate a final amnesty would be 'absolute' in the sense that its application would clear all tax dockets in the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Customs and the courts.