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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.
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legislation

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

A law, body of laws, or the process of making laws.
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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
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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.
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legislation

noun
The formal product of a legislative or judicial body:
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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
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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.
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legislation

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

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

, medical
n. legislación médica.
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Another economic measure being sought by the ruling bloc at the outset of the Diet session is the enactment of a bill to establish an organization to purchase corporate shares held by banks in an effort to buoy the stagnant stock market.