Definition of Legislation

1. Noun. Law enacted by a legislative body.

Exact synonyms: Statute Law
Examples of category: Lawmaking, Legislating, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice, Justice Department, Unamended
Specialized synonyms: Enabling Legislation, Federal Job Safety Law, Occupational Safety And Health Act
Group relationships: Statute Book
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Civil Law
Derivative terms: Legislate

2. Noun. The act of making or enacting laws.
Exact synonyms: Lawmaking, Legislating
Generic synonyms: Administration, Governance, Governing, Government, Government Activity
Specialized synonyms: Criminalisation, Criminalization, Decriminalisation, Decriminalization, Enactment, Passage
Category relationships: Statute Law, Jurisprudence, Law
Examples of category: Reconsider, Filibuster
Derivative terms: Legislate

Definition of Legislation

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

Definition of Legislation

1. Noun. The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted. ¹

2. Noun. Law which has been enacted by legislature or other governing body ¹

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Definition of Legislation

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Medical Definition of Legislation

1. 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. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Legislation

legionella pneumophila
legionnaire's disease
legionnaire hat
legionnaires' disease
legislation (current term)
legislative act
legislative bodies
legislative body
legislative branch
legislative building
legislative buildings
legislative council

Literary usage of Legislation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Operation of the Initiative, Referendum and Recall in Oregon by James Duff Barnett (1915)
"... The Adoption of the System of Direct legislation •;•.. THE state constitution of 1859 provided for an obligatory referendum on constitutional amendments ..."

2. The Essence of Stigler by George Joseph Stigler, Kurt R. Leube, Thomas Gale Moore (1986)
"Economists have not been very outspoken on this type of legislation. ... The popular objective of minimum wage legislation—the elimination of extreme ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Am Law R 53:67-86 Ja '19 International labor legislation and how it can be ... Sei Proc 8:438-43 Jl '19 International labor standards and legislation. ..."

4. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1875)
"The object of this Paper is to enumerate and suggest the possible objects of legislation, and to raise a discussion on each; and I beg to call serious ..."

5. Labor Laws and Their Enforcement: With Special Reference to Massachusetts by Charles Edward Person, Susan Myra Kingsbury (1911)
"So judged, legislation in Massachusetts came fairly early. The earliest spinning mills were established in the last decade of the eighteenth century, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Water Rights as the Same is Formulated and Applied by John Norton Pomeroy, Henry Campbell Black (1893)
"Importance of the subject—Need of legislation. ... The great danger is—and the danger is very great—lest such legislation should be enacted wholly in favor ..."

7. The Law of Loss and Damage Claims: Including the Cummins Amendment, Bill of by Herbert Confield Lust (1916)
"State legislation. 3. Determination of Status. Who are Common Carriers.. Federal legislation. Prior to the passage of the Carmack Amendment the different ..."

8. Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada by University of Toronto (1897)
"REVIEW OF HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO CANADA THE legislation OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN Journal of the Society of Comparative legislation. ..."

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