verb (used without object), leg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), leg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing.
Examples from the Web for legislates
But we contended, that the sanctity of an act is to be deduced from the sanctity of the subjects for which it legislates.
In times of emergency, she steps to the front and legislates, judges, or fights.Woman in Modern Society|Earl Barnes
It legislates, consciously or otherwise, more for accumulated wealth, than for the laboring man who now accumulates.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
Rhode Island legislates to restrict slavery in the Province.
No nation legislates for universal humanity on philanthropic principles; it legislates for itself.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for legislates
Word Origin for legislate
Word Origin and History for legislates
1805, back-formation from legislation, etc. Related: Legislated; legislating.