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legislate

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Verb (intransitive), Verb (transitive)
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leg=is=late

CIDE DICTIONARY

legislatev. i. [See Legislator.].
     To make or enact a law or laws.  [1913 Webster]
    "Solon, in legislating for the Athenians, had an idea of a more perfect constitution than he gave them."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

legislate, v.intr.
1 make laws.
2 (foll. by for) make provision by law.

Etymology
back-form. f. LEGISLATION

THESAURUS

legislate

authorize, constitute, declare lawful, decree, enact, enact laws, establish, filibuster, formulate, get the floor, have the floor, kill, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, lobby through, logroll, make a regulation, make legal, ordain, pass, pigeonhole, pocket, prescribe, put in force, put through, railroad through, regulate, roll logs, sanction, table, take the floor, validate, veto, yield the floor

ROGET THESAURUS

legislate

Legality

VB legalize, enact, ordain, decree, pass a law, enact a regulation, legislate, codify, formulate, regulate.


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