Definitions for Legislationˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

leg•is•la•tionˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of making or enacting laws.

    Category: Government

  2. a law or a body of laws enacted.

    Category: Government

Origin of legislation:

1645–55; < LL lēgislātiō

Princeton's WordNet

  1. legislation, statute law(noun)

    law enacted by a legislative body

  2. legislation, legislating, lawmaking(noun)

    the act of making or enacting laws

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. legislation(noun)ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃən

    a law or laws

    a recent piece of legislation; tax/farm/immigration legislation; to introduce/pass/adopt legislation to limit the use of guns

Wiktionary

  1. legislation(Noun)

    The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted.

  2. legislation(Noun)

    Law which has been enacted by legislature or other governing body

  3. Origin: From legislatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legislation(noun)

    the act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted

Freebase

  1. Legislation

    Legislation is law which has been promulgated by a legislature or other governing body, or the process of making it. Before an item of legislation becomes law it may be known as a bill, and may be broadly referred to as "legislation" while it remains under consideration to distinguish it from other business. Legislation can have many purposes: to regulate, to authorize, to proscribe, to provide, to sanction, to grant, to declare or to restrict. Under the Westminster system, an item of primary legislation is known as an Act of Parliament after enactment. Legislation is usually proposed by a member of the legislature, or by the executive, whereupon it is debated by members of the legislature and is often amended before passage. Most large legislatures enact only a small fraction of the bills proposed in a given session. Whether a given bill will be proposed and enter into force is generally a matter of the legislative priorities of government. Legislation is regarded as one of the three main functions of government, which are often distinguished under the doctrine of the separation of powers. Those who have the formal power to create legislation are known as legislators; a judicial branch of government will have the formal power to interpret legislation; the executive branch of government can act only within the powers and limits set by the law.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Legislation

    Works consisting of the text of proposed or enacted legislation that may be in the form of bills, laws, statutes, ordinances, or government regulations.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Legislation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1492

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Legislation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2014

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Legislation' in Nouns Frequency: #671


Translations for Legislation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

legislation(noun)

the act of legislating.

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