legislates


verb (used without object), leg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing.

  1. to exercise the function of legislation; make or enact laws.

verb (used with object), leg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing.

  1. to create, provide, or control by legislation: attempts to legislate morality.

verb

  1. (intr) to make or pass laws
  2. (tr) to bring into effect by legislation

v.1805, back-formation from legislation, etc. Related: Legislated; legislating.

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