Definition of "legislate" []

  • To create or pass laws. (verb-intransitive)
  • To create or bring about by or as if by legislation. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or pass laws (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bring into effect by legislation (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "legislate" in a sentence
  • "Funny that these misinformed rightie tighties think that 'conservative judges use the constitution and liberal judges legislate from the bench.'"
  • "Conservative judges don't legislate from the bench."
  • "Sotomayor must follow the rule of law in this land that was provided by others before her ....... it is not her right or her job to legislate from the bench."