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legislate

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˈledʒɪsleɪt/ LAW
to make rules or laws relating to a particular activity: We cannot legislate a charge on businesses outside the state.legislate for/on sth The purpose of the Electronic Communications Bill was to legislate for a framework in which e-commerce could safely take place.legislate against sth Legislating against carbon emissions is central to the Kyoto Protocol agreement.legislate on sth In the interests of balancing the economy, Congress must legislate on trade.legislate to do sth Several ministers are legislating to ban political donations from people not registered to vote.
(Definition of legislate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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