legislate

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from legislation, legislator.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛd͡ʒɪsˌleɪt/
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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).
    Synonym: (rare) lawmake
    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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