verb (used without object), leg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), leg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing.
- legionella pneumophilia,
- legionnaire's disease,
- legionnaires' disease,
- legislative assembly,
- legislative branch,
- legislative council
Origin of legislate
Examples from the Web for legislate
And it might not only be in Britain that politicians rush to legislate.
No politician has the right to legislate for the awful things that can happen during pregnancy.
Are we in danger, in the rush to legislate, of ruining the moment?Does California’s College Rape Bill Go Too Far In Regulating Sex?|Emma Woolf|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are excuses offered up by a party that is too divided to govern and legislate.In Passover Phone Conversation, Eric Cantor Slams Obama|Eleanor Clift|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now that all efforts to legislate gun control are stalled, it may be time for mental-health legislation to stand on its own.The House’s GOP Psychologist May Finally Get a Mental-Health Bill Passed|Eleanor Clift|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are discovering that they have been fighting a bugbear; also, that their legislation against the bugbear cannot legislate.
There was a persistent tendency to legislate upon details, a tendency which could not be entirely kept down.Robert Toombs|Pleasant A. Stovall
Accordingly, these ecclesiastical votaries of democracy cut a strange figure when they seek to legislate for the Church.Outspoken Essays|William Ralph Inge
The Constitution gives no power to Congress to legislate on the subject, but imposes on the States the obligation of rendition.
There is no reproach in the fact that we neither build, legislate, think, nor determine for the next generation.Quodlibet|John P. Kennedy
Word Origin for legislate
1805, back-formation from legislation, etc. Related: Legislated; legislating.