Meaning of legislate

leg•is•late

Pronunciation: (lej'is-lāt"), [key]
— v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to exercise the function of legislation; make or enact laws.
—v.t.
  1. to create, provide, or control by legislation: attempts to legislate morality.
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