legislating legislating  /ˈlɛ dʒɪs ˌleɪ tɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of making or enacting laws



  1. The catch is, legislating restrictions on CEO compensation, while politically enticing, doesn't have the best track record of working.
  2. But that logic isn't persuading those who think government should refrain from legislating personal choice.
  3. Each year in Louisiana -- where excess is a way of life -- lawmakers have tried to outdo each other in legislating harsher mandatory penalties and in reducing avenues of release.


  • Big issues decided by small groups of legislators as the NH lawmaking session winds up

    CONCORD – Several grand bargains between House Democratic and Senate Republican leaders are needed before this 2013 session can come to a close. We’re used to the tortuous process that is legislating in New Hampshire, where every lawmaker without pedigree gets a clean shot at passing, killing or changing at bill to beyond recognition. Now we are heading into that uncomfortable period when it’s ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph


  1. "They're going to get under the feet of and interfere with those who are trying to do a decent job of legislating," Dingell said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'm unaware of anything they will do that will be of any value."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: John Dingell Source: ABC News

  2. "They went quietly to the floor of the Senate, cast the right vote, but there is a difference between leadership and legislating," Edwards said.
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: Yahoo! News

  3. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Rowan Williams and John Sentamu, wrote to Tony Blair saying: "In legislating to protect and promote the rights of particular groups, the Government is faced with the delicate but important challenge of not...
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Rowan Williams Source: Belfast Telegraph

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