What does Legislation mean?

Definitions for Legislation
ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃənleg·is·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legislation, statute lawnoun

    law enacted by a legislative body

  2. legislation, legislating, lawmakingnoun

    the act of making or enacting laws


  1. legislationnoun

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

  2. legislationnoun

    Law which has been enacted by legislature or other governing body

  3. Etymology: From legislatio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Legislationnoun

    The act of giving laws.

    Etymology: from legislator, Lat.

    Pythagoras joined legislation to his philosophy, and, like others, pretended to miracles and revelations from God, to give a more venerable sanction to the laws he prescribed. George Lyttleton, on the Conversion of St. Paul.


  1. Legislation

    Legislation is the process or result of enrolling, enacting, or promulgating laws by a legislature, parliament, or analogous governing body. 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 outlaw, to provide (funds), to sanction, to grant, to declare, or to restrict. It may be contrasted with a non-legislative act by an executive or administrative body under the authority of a legislative act.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legislationnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. legislation

    An official form of socialist unity governmental rule, instruction or procedure with accurate input using concise, fair, intelligent, just and logical language and steps that produces an accurate and specific function or output with the prioritizing in order of priority the cocreation of optimum health, human rights, right to life, right to housing, socialism, socialist policies, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, fasttrack of the building of public housing on public land using nationalized construction organizations, right to free education, right to parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, creation of equal and identical pay for all, a universal living income system, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal redistribution of wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of international and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    The socialist unity government legislation is easy to create.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  

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

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  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

Examples of Legislation in a Sentence

  1. London Breed:

    This legislation is part of our work to bring down the number of fatal overdoses and tackle the challenges driven by fentanyl head on, we will continue to work with our non-profits partners who are trying to open overdose prevention sites, fully implement our health strategies to help those struggling with addiction in our streets, and work with law enforcement to close the open-air drug markets.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    If you passed the strongest gun control legislation tomorrow, I don't think it will have a profound effect on the tragedies we have seen.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    Democrats and Republicans in the House and the Senate enthusiastically support this legislation, we stand with ... all who are fighting for a peaceful, hopeful future.

  4. Fitch Ratings analyst Stephen Walsh:

    There has been pushback against these new laws but the new ruling gives states more support for these positions, i expect we will see both new legislation and additional legal challenges over the next few years.

  5. John Liu:

    Sometimes even proposing legislation reminds people of common sense things to do and common-sense things not to do, if nothing else, the mere introduction of this bill has got people talking and thinking.

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