legislate legislate  /ˈlɛ dʒɪs ˌleɪt/


  • (v) make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation

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  1. About 15,000 delegates, they estimate, will gather in Moscow from the ends of the earth to legislate in the Palace of the Soviets.
  2. Despite what Sonia Sotomayor must say, Justices often legislate from the bench, and that can be a good thing.
  3. This makes it easier to legislate and easier to surmount problems.



  1. "Not content to merely predict failure in Iraq, my opponent tried to legislate failure," McCain said.
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Judge Sotomayor's decisions, while not always the decision I would render, are not outside the legal mainstream and do not indicate an obvious desire to legislate from the bench," Republican Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio said on the Senate...
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: George Voinovich Source: FOXNews

  3. "The fact is," said Scalia, "that running a democracy takes a certain amount of civic courage. And the First Amendment does not protect you from criticism or even nasty phone calls when you exercise your political rights to legislate, or to...
    on May 2, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Keen News Service

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