legislation


legislation
legislation le‧gis‧la‧tion [ˌledʒˈsleɪʆn] noun [uncountable] LAW
1. a law or set of laws:

• Under the new legislation, employers will be required to offer up to 12 weeks of paid sick-leave per year.

• He introduced legislation to increase the minimum wage.

ˌdelegated legisˈlation LAW
in Britain, rules and laws which are not made by Parliament but by government ministers who have been given authority by Parliament:

• The use of delegated legislation saves Parliamentary time.

2. the act of making laws:

• The fundamental purpose of legislation is to create, amend or repeal law.

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legislation UK US /ˌledʒɪˈsleɪʃən/ noun [U] LAW
rules or laws relating to a particular activity that are made by a government: »

75% of Americans support legislation that includes improved fuel-economy rules.

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The Data Protection Act is a piece of legislation aimed at protecting the privacy of the individual.

push for/introduce/pass legislation »

Legislation was passed in the House earlier this month to double the National Science Foundation grants.

proposed/new/tougher legislation »

Under the proposed legislation, businesses will have to provide detailed evidence of how they pay themselves.

legislation to do sth »

Environmentalists are fighting for legislation to clean up the city-owned ports.

the process of making rules or laws: »

The purpose of think tanks is to have an impact on policy and legislation.

See also DELEGATED LEGISLATION(Cf. delegated legislation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • législation — [ leʒislasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1361, rare av. 1721; bas lat. legislatio 1 ♦ Vx Droit, pouvoir de faire les lois. « le droit de législation » (Rousseau). 2 ♦ Ensemble des normes juridiques dans un pays ou dans un domaine déterminé. ⇒ 3. droit, 1. loi. La …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • legislation — leg·is·la·tion /ˌle jəs lā shən/ n 1: the making or giving of laws; specif: the exercise of the power and function of making rules that have the force of authority by virtue of their promulgation by an official organ of the state 2: the… …   Law dictionary

  • Legislation — (or statutory law ) is law which has been promulgated (or enacted ) by a legislature or other governing body. The term may refer to a single law, or the collective body of enacted law, while statute is also used to refer to a single law. Before… …   Wikipedia

  • Legislation — Leg is*la tion ( l[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. l[ e]gislation, L. legis latio. See {Legislator}.] The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted. [1913 Webster] Pythagoras joined legislation to his philosophy. Lyttelton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legislation — 1650s, from Fr. législation, from L.L. legislationem (nom. legislatio), properly two words, legis latio, proposing (lit. bearing ) of a law; see LEGISLATOR (Cf. legislator) …   Etymology dictionary

  • legislation — legislation, legislature Both words date from the 17c. Legislation is the process of making laws, and the legislature is the body (or group of bodies) that makes them …   Modern English usage

  • Legislation — (lat.), Gesetzgebung; legislatīv, gesetzgebend; Legislative, Gesetzgebende Versammlung, Gesetzgebende Gewalt; Legislātor, Gesetzgeber; legislatōrisch, gesetzgeberisch, zur Gesetzgebung gehörig; Legislatūr, Gesetzgebung, auch Gesetzgebende… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Legislation — Legislation, Legislatur, lat. dtsch., Gesetzgebung; Legislator, Gesetzgeber …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • legislation — [n] law of a government act, bill, charter, codification, constitution, enactment, lawmaking, measure, prescription, regulation, ruling, statute; concept 318 …   New thesaurus

  • legislation — ► NOUN ▪ laws collectively. ORIGIN Latin, proposing of a law , from lex law …   English terms dictionary