legislate

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verb leg·is·late \ˈle-jəs-ˌlāt\

Definition of legislate

legislated

legislating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to perform the function of legislation; specifically :  to make or enact laws

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to mandate, establish, or regulate by or as if by legislation

Examples of legislate in a sentence

  1. They are attempting to legislate morality.

  2. the need to better legislate foreign trade

  3. trying to legislate changes in the current law

Origin and Etymology of legislate

back-formation from legislator


First Known Use: 1805


LEGISLATE Defined for English Language Learners

legislate

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verb leg·is·late \ˈle-jəs-ˌlāt\

Definition of legislate for English Language Learners

  • : to make laws

  • : to control, create, or cause (something) by making laws


LEGISLATE Defined for Kids

legislate

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verb leg·is·late \ˈle-jə-ˌslāt\

Definition of legislate for Students

legislated

legislating

  1. :  to make laws


Law Dictionary

legislate

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verb leg·is·late \ˈle-jəs-ˌlāt\

Legal Definition of legislate

legislated

legislating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to perform the function of legislation; specifically :  to make or enact laws
  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause, create, provide, or bring about by legislation



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