French translation of 'legislate'
- (= pass laws)
légiférerto legislate on sth
légiférer sur qchto legislate for sth [government, parliament]
légiférer en faveur de qch
⇒ Parliament legislated for the reform.
Le parlement a légiféré en faveur de la réforme.to legislate against sth [government, parliament]
légiférer contre qch
Example Sentences Including 'legislate'
`If we learned anything from history, we learned you can't legislate how creatures ought to behave.A Plague of Angels
`Our Sages know man cannot legislate behaviour, so we must accomplish by good sense and custom what nature and law willA Plague of Angels
Children, in fact, were very like characters in fiction: you couldn't legislate for, never mind predict, how they might turn out.MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
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Translation of legislate from the Collins English to French Dictionary