Definition of Legislate

1. Verb. Make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation. "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"

Exact synonyms: Pass
Generic synonyms: Enact, Ordain
Derivative terms: Legislation, Legislation, Legislative, Legislator, Legislature, Passage



Definition of Legislate

1. v. i. To make or enact a law or laws.

Definition of Legislate

1. Verb. To pass laws (including the amending or repeal of existing laws). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Legislate

1. [v -SLATED, -SLATING, -SLATES]

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Literary usage of Legislate

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"An act of Congress, passed by the authority to legislate over the district, cannot be the supreme law in a state; for if, by tho power to legislate, ..."

2. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"For these the Crown may legislate by Order in Council, or may delegate the power ... Another restriction on the right of the Crown to legislate by Order in ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1904)
"Power to legislate over the states in certain enumerated cases. 2. Power to legislate over the ton miles square, and the sites of forts and arsenals, ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"And for this reason, I said, I shall not attempt to .legislate further about them. ... But, oh heavens! shall we condescend to legislate on any of these ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1821)
"If the act authorizing a lottery is justified by the powers which extend to the Statos, there is no occasion to rest it on the power to legislate in all ..."

6. A Narrative by Francis Bond Head (1839)
"The Colonial Office again legislate on ex-parte statements—Second Memorandum on the political state of the Canadas—Curious question respecting fugitive ..."

7. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1914)
"Limits within which state may legislate. { 250. ... territorial legislation—Subjects concerning which states and territories may unquestionably legislate. ..."

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