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Legislation is a member of the word family legislate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun legislation

What does legislation mean as a name of something?

Legislation is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: legislations

  1. law enacted by a legislative body
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of legislation: statute law
    • more generic term: civil law = the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: statute book = a record of the whole body of legislation in a given jurisdiction
  2. the act of making or enacting laws

Alternative definition of the noun legislation


  1. The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted.
  2. Law which has been enacted by legislature or other governing body

Phrases with Legislation

  1. enabling legislation
  2. antitrust legislation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Legislation

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Google previewSymbolic Legislation Theory and Developments in Biolaw (2016)

by Bart van Klink, Britta van Beers, Lonneke Poort

Second, legislation is an instrument in the hands of the political powers, to advance certain policy goals.

Google previewBritish Government and Politics: A Comparative Guide (2012)

by Duncan Watts

Primary legislation refers to the body of law established by the founding treaties of the EC, together with all later amendments and protocols attached to those treaties. Secondary legislation refers to all laws passed by EC/EU institutions.

Google previewThe Elements of Politics (2012)

by Henry Sidgwick

But good legislation is a result more likely to be attained in a representative assembly in which such class-interests are fairly balanced, as each class is more open to sound reason and impartial consideration of the common good where the ...

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh Dictionary of Legal Terms = معجم طلال أبو غزالة القانوني (2012)

by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

الأيام التي تمدد لتفريغ السفينة أو Lay out Lead Lead to Leading case league Lease leave Legal Legal entity Legality Legalize Legalization Legalized Legislate Legislation ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008)

by Gilbert Reyes, Jon D. Elhai, Julian D. Ford

LEGISLATION,. AND. POLICY. Although it varies with the nature of the event, the role of the government in addressing traumatic stress is significant. Disasters, war , and crime are all potentially pathogenic areas where the government has an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Zoos (2001)

by Catharine E. Bell

Acquisition, Animal Addax Adelaide Zoological Gardens and Monarto Zoological Park Africa: International Legislation, Treaties, and Agreements Africa: National Legislation and Licensing Allwetterzoo Munster (All-Weather Z00 Munster) ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress (2011)

by Scot Schraufnagel

Any legislation that members want voted on quickly can be said to be on a fast track. However, the term most commonly is used in reference to fast track negotiating authority for the ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of World Costume (2011)

by Doreen Yarwood

There were two specific purposes for such legislation; ...

Google previewWomen, A Modern Political Dictionary (2000)

by Cheryl Law

Women and Factory Legislation (with Mrs Aldridge); Women in Industry: A Study of American History (191 1); pamphlet, Women and the Right to Work in Mines ( 1929); Women's Present Economic Struggle The Inevitable Outcome of the Whole ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tourism (2000)

by Jafar Jafari

The term 'legislation' represents a method of deliberately creating new' law by state institutions entrusted with the power to do so. Among the reasons for the growing importance of' legislation during the past two centuries are the need f'or ...

Google previewThe Financial Encyclopaedia (1911)

A Comprehensive Exposition of All Departments of Finance, Its Leaders, Institutions, Histories, Events and Subjects by Christopher Ambrose Shea

The debt limitation of States, cities, counties, towns and villages follows : Alabama: State, special legislation; cities, 7%; counties, 2,\%. Arkansas: State and cities, special legislation. California: State, special; cities, 15%. Colorado: State ...

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EDF | Non Discrimination legislation | Sign language

Translation: Over the past 10 years, protecting the rights of disabled people all over Europe has been EDFs number one priority and objective. In 2007, EDF ...

Quotes about Legislation

I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see. (Julian Assange)
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Scrabble value of L1E1G2I1S1L1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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