Le*gif"ic\ (l[-e]*j[i^]f"[i^]k), a. [L. lex, legis, law + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.] Of or pertaining to making laws.

Practically, in many cases, authority or legific competence has begun in bare power. --J. Grote.
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