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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 ?
The plan was adopted, the necessary treaty made, with legislation to carry out its provisions; the Madagascarene Philosopher took his seat in the Temple of Immortality, and Peace spread her white wings over the two nations, to the unspeakable defiling of her plumage.
The same spirit of legislation prevailed with respect to their bearing arms and their gymnastic exercises; for the poor are excused if they have no arms, but the rich are fined; the same method takes place if they do not attend their gymnastic exercises, there is no penalty on one, but there is on the other: the consequence of which is, that the fear of this penalty induces the rich to keep the one and attend the other, while the poor do neither.
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.
With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time; yet what are many of the most important acts of legislation, but so many judicial determinations, not indeed concerning the rights of single persons, but concerning the rights of large bodies of citizens?
No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America.
Well, then, do not be angry with them; for are they not as good as a play, trying their hand at paltry reforms such as I was describing; they are always fancying that by legislation they will make an end of frauds in contracts, and the other rascalities which I was mentioning, not knowing that they are in reality cutting off the heads of a hydra?
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.
Many efforts were made during this period to organize the perishing farmer class into a political party, the aim of which was destroy the trusts and corporations by drastic legislation.
We captured the state legislature of Oregon and put through splendid protective legislation, and it was vetoed by the governor, who was a creature of the trusts.
When the combination of the trusts will control all legislation, when the combination of the trusts will itself be the government," Ernest interrupted.
We are not authorized to expect that a more liberal or more equitable spirit would preside over the legislations of the individual States hereafter, if unrestrained by any additional checks, than we have heretofore seen in too many instances disgracing their several codes.
Six states have enacted legislation, and bills are still active in 28 states, the ACLU reports.