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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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For the last seven years the British motorist has been bullied, over-taxed and legislated against, the justification for which has been a stream of research, statistics and PR spin.
Protestant churches never legislated against slavery; at most, some "gently" apologized for the "peculiar institution.
Anne Leedham Smith, regional director of the Royal College of Nursing in the West Midlands, said it was the sort of incident that could not be legislated against.