legislation, statute law(noun)
law enacted by a legislative body
legislation, legislating, lawmaking(noun)
the act of making or enacting laws
The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted.
Law which has been enacted by legislature or other governing body
Origin: From legislatio.
the act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted
Origin: [Cf. F. lgislation, L. legis latio. See Legislator.]
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.
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Works consisting of the text of proposed or enacted legislation that may be in the form of bills, laws, statutes, ordinances, or government regulations.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Legislation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1492
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Legislation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2014
Rank popularity for the word 'Legislation' in Nouns Frequency: #671
The numerical value of Legislation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Legislation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The legislation passed but it had no support.
I have got legislation protecting Mr. Mueller.
They worked for months and months on that legislation.
I'm pleased that this legislation is being introduced.
Good companies don't need bad legislation to protect them.
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Translations for Legislation
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- شريعة, تشريع, قانونArabic
- legislacióCatalan, Valencian
- Gesetzgebung, GesetzGerman
- قانون, قانونگذاریPersian
- législation, loiFrench
- becikkelyezett törvény, törvényhozásHungarian
- legislazione, leggiItalian
- 法律, 法制化, 法制, 立法Japanese
- wet, wetgevingDutch
- законодательство, законRussian
- yasama, kanunTurkish
- закон, законодавствоUkrainian
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