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Meaning of LEGISLATION

Pronunciation:  `lejis'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of making or enacting laws
  2. [n]  law enacted by a legislative body
 

LEGISLATION is a 11 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: lawmaking, legislating, statute law
 
 See Also: civil law, criminalisation, criminalization, decriminalisation, decriminalization, enabling legislation, enactment, federal job safety law, governance, governing, government, government activity, occupational safety and health act, passage, statute book

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      Pythagoras joined legislation to his philosophy.
                                               --Lyttelton.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: The act of giving or enacting laws; the power to make laws via legislation in contrast to court-made laws.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: act, authorization, bill, bylaw, canon, concurrent resolution, constitution, decree, dictate, dictation, edict, enaction, enactment, form, formality, formula, formulary, institution, joint resolution, jus, law, lawmaking, legalization, legislature, legitimatization, lex, measure, ordinance, ordonnance, passage, passing, prescript, prescription, regulation, resolution, rubric, rule, ruling, sanction, standing order, statute, validation
 

 

 

 

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