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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To create or pass laws.
  • transitive v. To create or bring about by or as if by legislation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To pass laws (including the amending or repeal of existing laws).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To make or enact a law or laws.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To act upon or effect by means of legislation; determine by enactment: as, to legislate a man out of office (as by abolishing the office or changing its tenure); to legislate a corporation into existence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Back-formation from legislator.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back formation from legislation, legislator. (Wiktionary)

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