Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
v. leg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing, leg·is·lates
To draft or enact laws.
1. To draft or enact (a law).
2. To bring about, establish, or influence by means of legislation: legislate safety standards; legislate social attitudes.
[Back-formation from legislator.]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||legislating - the act of making or enacting laws|
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
criminalisation, criminalization - legislation that makes something illegal; "the criminalization of marijuana"
decriminalisation, decriminalization - legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
reconsider - consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
filibuster - obstruct deliberately by delaying