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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
enactment, passage - the passing of a law by a legislative body
legislation, statute law - law enacted by a legislative body
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
References in classic literature ?
But there is, I think, small wisdom in legislating about such matters,-- I doubt if it is ever done; nor are any precise written enactments about them likely to be lasting.
The diet possesses the general power of legislating for the empire; of making war and peace; contracting alliances; assessing quotas of troops and money; constructing fortresses; regulating coin; admitting new members; and subjecting disobedient members to the ban of the empire, by which the party is degraded from his sovereign rights and his possessions forfeited.
Mr Williams said: "The power-grab clause will allow Westminster to intercept powers from Wales and restrict the Assembly from legislating on devolved matters such as agriculture, the environment and transport.
The parliament may have failed in making legislating for across the board accountability of all but it must not fail in making legislation for the protection of media persons.
Danilo Suarez on Wednesday said the minority bloc in the House of Representatives would support legislating a 'No Plate, No Car' policy to ease the traffic in the metropolis.
I also said in response to the consultation on abortion law carried out earlier this year, that the complexities of legislating in respect of sexual crime were such that it was not possible to make detailed proposals at that time but that the Department would consider further.
Queensland is not the only Australian state legislating ratios.
Mr Quinn said legislating to "force them to do things would be intruding" but said it could be done "by negotiation".
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
The Wales Office had referred it to the Attorney General over concerns the Assembly was legislating on the status of the English language, when it only had competence to legislate over Welsh.
He also wanted to know if, by using the logic of "lack of consensus /debate while legislating this act 2012", this act 2012 could be annulled.
He said "it is necessary to form a committee from inside and outside the parliament to study the laws and resolutions of RCC to cancel or amend them so that they cope with the current stage, instead of doing that inside the parliament, a matter that distracts the parliament from carrying out its legislating role.