Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To draft or enact laws.
  • intransitive verb To draft or enact (a law).
  • intransitive verb To bring about, establish, or influence by means of legislation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Back-formation from legislator.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Back formation from legislation, legislator.

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