What does Legislation mean?

Definitions for Legislationˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Legislation.

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


  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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. lgislation, L. legis latio. See Legislator.]


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Legislation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Legislation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Milton Friedman:

    Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.

  2. P. J. O'Rourke:

    When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

  3. Louis D. Brandeis:

    Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires and likewise a weighing of relative social values.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.

  5. Nebraska Supreme Court:

    (B)ecause there are not five judges of this court voting on the constitutionality of (the legislation), the legislation must stand by default.

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