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leg·is·la·tion

 (lĕj′ĭ-slā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of legislating; lawmaking.
2. A proposed or enacted law or group of laws.

legislation

(ˌlɛdʒɪsˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (Law) the act or process of making laws; enactment
2. (Law) the laws so made

leg•is•la•tion

(ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of making or enacting laws.
2. a law or a body of laws enacted.
[1645–55; < Late Latin lēgislātiō]

legislation

A law, body of laws, or the process of making laws.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legislation - law enacted by a legislative bodylegislation - law enacted by a legislative body  
lawmaking, legislating, legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
enabling legislation - legislation that gives appropriate officials the authority to implement or enforce the law
federal job safety law, occupational safety and health act - a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment
statute book - a record of the whole body of legislation in a given jurisdiction
Department of Justice, DoJ, Justice Department, Justice - the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
civil law - the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
unamended - (of legislation) not amended
2.legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
criminalisation, criminalization - legislation that makes something illegal; "the criminalization of marijuana"
decriminalisation, decriminalization - legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
enactment, passage - the passing of a law by a legislative body
legislation, statute law - law enacted by a legislative body
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
reconsider - consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
filibuster - obstruct deliberately by delaying

legislation

noun
1. law, act, ruling, rule, bill, measure, regulation, charter, statute legislation to protect women's rights
2. lawmaking, regulation, prescription, enactment, codification This can be put right through positive legislation.

legislation

noun
The formal product of a legislative or judicial body:
Translations
تَشْرِيعٌسَن أو تَشْريع القَوانينقانون أو مَجْموعَة قَوانين
legislativazákonzákonodárství
lovgivning
lainsäädäntö
zakon
törvényektörvényhozás
lagasetninglög, lagasetning
法制法制化法律法律制定
법률 제정
zákonzákonodarstvo
lagstiftning
การออกกฎหมาย
văn bản luật

legislation

[ˌledʒɪsˈleɪʃən] N (= law) → ley f; (= body of laws) → legislación f

legislation

[ˌlɛdʒɪsˈleɪʃən] n (= body of laws) → législation f
a piece of legislation → un texte de loi
to introduce legislation to do sth → légiférer pour faire qch
They are encouraging the Government to introduce legislation to end this practice → Ils encouragent le gouvernement à légiférer pour mettre fin à cette pratique.

legislation

n (= making laws)Gesetzgebung f, → Legislatur f (geh); (= laws)Gesetze pl

legislation

[ˌlɛdʒɪsˈleɪʃn] nlegislazione f
a piece of legislation → una legge

legislate

(ˈledʒisleit) verb
to make laws. The government plan to legislate against the import of foreign cars.
ˌlegiˈslation noun
1. the act of legislating.
2. a law or group of laws.
ˈlegislative (-lətiv) adjective
law-making. a legislative assembly; legislative powers.
ˈlegislator noun
a person who makes laws.
ˈlegislature (-lətʃə) noun
the part of the government which has the power of making laws.

legislation

تَشْرِيعٌ legislativa lovgivning Gesetzgebung νομοθεσία legislación lainsäädäntö législation zakon legislazione 法律制定 법률 제정 wetgeving lovgivning ustawodawstwo legislação законодательство lagstiftning การออกกฎหมาย mevzuat văn bản luật 立法

legislation

, medical
n. legislación médica.
References in classic literature ?
No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America.
His father had been a judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Court; and he himself was a lawyer whose practice had been mainly in matters of legislation.
A wiser and more useful philosophy, however, directs us to consider man according to the nature in which he was formed; subject to infirmities, which no wisdom can remedy; to weaknesses, which no institution can strengthen; to vices, which no legislation can correct.
The great and radical vice in the construction of the existing Confederation is in the principle of LEGISLATION for STATES or GOVERNMENTS, in their CORPORATE or COLLECTIVE CAPACITIES, and as contradistinguished from the INDIVIDUALS of which they consist.
The regulation of these various and interfering interests forms the principal task of modern legislation, and involves the spirit of party and faction in the necessary and ordinary operations of the government.
By this, the long wished-for opportunity was offered to "True" Socialism of confronting the political movement with the Socialist demands, of hurling the traditional anathemas against liberalism, against representative government, against bourgeois competition, bourgeois freedom of the press, bourgeois legislation, bourgeois liberty and equality, and of preaching to the masses that they had nothing to gain, and everything to lose, by this bourgeois movement.
It is considered a disgrace to any State that legislation should have to enforce what ought to be, and is in every respectable female, a natural instinct.
It obviously follows that the more punishment is inflicted the more crime is produced, and most modern legislation has clearly recognised this, and has made it its task to diminish punishment as far as it thinks it can.
But do you really think, dear Caroline, that legislation would improve matters in any way?
In short, there were no legal provisions whatever for the well-being and conservation of society, the enlightened end of civilized legislation.
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, Dockyards, and other needful Buildings;--And
You may be cajoled into imagining that your own special trade or your own industry will be encouraged by a protective tariff, but it stands to reason that such legislation must in the long run keep away wealth from the country, diminish the value of our imports, and lower the general conditions of life in this island.