Definition of legislate:
fall out, go along, authorise, die, conk, devolve, sink, draw, come about, turn over, fall, pass by, communicate, expire, cash in one's chips, go by, choke, go past, put across, overtake, kick the bucket, take place, exit, give-up the ghost, overhaul, drop dead, perish, pass off, action, croak, spend, slip by, promulgate, top, return, pass along, excrete, travel by, eliminate, pass away, guide, constitute, reach, politics, happen, decease, surpass, give, buy the farm, pass on, go across, go, go through, extend, hand, fleet, lapse, snuff it, go on, enforce laws, authorize, glide by, elapse, slide by, pass, make pass, make, occur, make it, blow over, pop off, slip away, exceed, run, fade, egest, transcend, overstep, lead, evanesce, hap, clear.
- "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
- "Contemporary American History, 1877-1913", Charles A. Beard.
Whether it was legally or illegally constituted was not discussed, except for the general reference to the power of Congress to legislate for the territories and exercise the rights of sovereignty over territory newly acquired by contest or treaty.- "The American Judiciary", Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD.