legislate

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Etymology[edit]

Back formation from legislation, legislator.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt/

Verb[edit]

legislate (third-person singular simple present legislates, present participle legislating, simple past and past participle legislated)

  1. To pass laws (including the amending or repeal of existing laws).
    If they can't get people to do the right thing by talking then they will try to legislate it, then they can try to enforce the statutes.

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