What does legislate mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term legislate:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. legislate, pass(verb)

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

    "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"


  1. legislate(Verb)

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

    If they can't get people to do the right thing by talking then they will try to legislate it, then they can try to enforce the statutes.

  2. Origin: Back formation from legislation, legislator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legislate(verb)

    to make or enact a law or laws

  2. Origin: [See Legislator.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Legislate

    lej′is-lāt, v.i. to bring forward, propose, or make laws.—n. Legislā′tion.—adj. Leg′islative, giving or enacting laws: pertaining to legislation, or a legislature.—n. a body of persons, or a single person, with powers to enact laws.—adv. Leg′islatively.—n. Leg′islator, one who makes laws: a lawgiver:—fem. Leg′islatress.—adj. Legislatō′rial, of or pertaining to a legislature.—ns. Leg′islatorship; Leg′islature, the body of men in a state who have the power of making laws.—Legislative assembly (see Assembly); Legislative power, the power to make laws.—Class legislation, legislation affecting the interests of a particular class. [L. lex, legis, law, ferre, latum, to bear.]

Editors Contribution

  1. legislate

    To create by legislation.

    They did legislate for all human rights and freedom as a priority.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legislate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legislate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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