- 1 [no object] Make or enact laws: they legislated against discrimination in the workplaceMore example sentences
- More and more, courts in both the United States and Europe are legislating from the bench.
- That is what we mean when we say the States cannot legislate about these matters in federal jurisdiction.
- There is no doubt that the Parliament could so legislate, constitutional protections aside.
- 1.1 [with object] Bring about by making or enacting laws: constitutional changes will be legislatedMore example sentences
- Although the position is not legislated at the moment, it has been appointed by the Chief of the Defence Force.
- Since circumstances constantly change, laws cannot be legislated to cover every possible case.
- It would be obviously improper for the Justices to legislate specific rules about what is private versus what is public.
- 2 (legislate for/against) Provide or prepare for (an occurrence): you cannot legislate for bad luck like thatMore example sentences
- There are a number of ways that waste prevention can be encouraged and legislated for.
- For once you start legislating against the falsification of history, where do you stop?
- The light going on didn't wake me up though, as I had wisely legislated for it by drinking far too much wine.
early 18th century: back-formation from legislation.