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Meaning of LEGISLATE

Pronunciation:  'lejis`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"

LEGISLATE is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: pass
 See Also: enact, ordain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Leg"is*late\ (l[e^]j"[i^]s*l[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. {Legislated} (-l[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
{Legislating} (-l[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [See {Legislator}.]
To make or enact a law or laws.

      Solon, in legislating for the Athenians, had an idea of
      a more perfect constitution than he gave them. --Bp.
                                               Watson (1805).

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