legislation meaning

[ ˌledʒis'leiʃən ] Pronunciation:   "legislation" in a sentence
  • Noun: legislation  `leji'sleyshun
    1. Law enacted by a legislative body
      - statute law 
    2. The act of making or enacting laws
      - legislating, lawmaking

    Derived forms: legislations

    See also: legislate, legislative

    Type of: administration, civil law, governance, governing, government, government activity

    Part of: statute book

    Encyclopedia: Legislation

  • [Business]
    noun [U]


    a law or a set of laws passed by a parliament:

    an important piece of legislation on working hours

    The conference will discuss the impact of new legislation on the IT industry.

    ❖ to draft/draw up legislation

    ◆ to amend/approve/introduce/pass legislation

    ◆ to comply with legislation


    the process of making and passing laws:

    Legislation will be difficult and will take time

  • [Law]
    n. 1. The whole or any part of a country's written law. In the UK the term is normally confined to Acts of Parliament, but in its broadest sense it also includes law made under powers conferred by Act of Parliament (see DELEGATED LEGISLATION), law made by virtue of the royal prerogative. and Measures (see CHURCH OF ENGLAND).
    2. The process of making written law.

  • [Medicine]
    The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation,state,or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.


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  1. proposed legislation originates as a bill.
  2. the legislation was made retrospective.
  3. the new legislation is highly discriminatory.
  4. the new legislation is highly discriminatory.
  5. legislation can quickly prohibit pesticide use.

Related Words

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