to write a document, especially a legal document Senator Smith drafted the new Electronic Signatures Act.
- draw up
- The bill (=proposed law not yet passed) was drafted by a Member of Parliament.
- The law firm drafted the contract in accordance with the client's wishes.
- The email was first drafted by an associate before being reviewed by a partner.
- A gender-neutral word for a person who drafts is drafter. The older BrE equivalent is draughtsman. Draughtsmanship (BrE) or draftsmanship (AmE) refers to the art of drafting.