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.

    Etymology: From legislatio.

  2. legislationnoun

    Law which has been enacted by legislature or other governing body

    Etymology: From legislatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legislationnoun

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

    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. Bernie Sanders:

    I think everybody at the time knew that it was simply homophobic legislation, that legislation was anti-gay legislation. It was playing off the fears of a lot of Americans.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    The legislation... is totally unworthy of America.

  3. Joe Biden:

    If the only thing standing between getting voting rights legislation passed and not getting passed is the filibuster, I support making the exception of voting rights for the filibuster.

  4. Donald Cox:

    I think it is sort of the end game for all of this legislation that's being adopted around the country and that is to shut down all clinics that provide abortions, throughout the country, people who are opposed to abortions are coming up with all manner of regulatory burdens that have nothing to do with the health of the women and everything to do with the politics of the moment.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal.

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