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legislate

[ lej-is-leyt ]
/ 藞l蓻d蕭 瑟s藢le瑟t /
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verb (used without object), leg路is路lat路ed, leg路is路lat路ing.
to exercise the function of legislation; make or enact laws.
verb (used with object), leg路is路lat路ed, leg路is路lat路ing.
to create, provide, or control by legislation: attempts to legislate morality.
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Origin of legislate

First recorded in 1710鈥20; back formation from legislation, legislator

OTHER WORDS FROM legislate

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British Dictionary definitions for legislate

legislate
/ (藞l蓻d蕭瑟s藢le瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to make or pass laws
(tr) to bring into effect by legislation

Word Origin for legislate

C18: back formation from legislator
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