Definition of legislation in English:

legislation

noun

  • Laws, considered collectively.

    ‘tax legislation’
    • ‘This had made them exempt from certain legislation that does not apply to the Crown.’
    • ‘Our task is to evaluate the ensuing legislation in the light of all these matters.’
    • ‘Local clean air laws are stronger and more comprehensive than state legislation.’
    • ‘It remains to be seen whether further delays will hamper the enactment of this legislation.’
    • ‘That section did not empower him to make a radical change of any other kind to any legislation.’
    • ‘Those are the words that are used in sections of this type in a great deal of legislation.’
    • ‘At the same time, legislation reforming the licensing laws should also be in place.’
    • ‘The primary legislation relevant to this claim is the same as that in Todd's case.’
    • ‘Instead he is talking of changing legislation to allow the imposition of martial law.’
    • ‘Many of these provisions may make sense if they are placed in ordinary legislation.’
    • ‘This is set out specifically in the Act in relation to the interpretation of legislation.’
    • ‘Other areas where the law and the media are in conflict include libel and privacy legislation.’
    • ‘The legislation made the occupier liable and this was held to include the receiver.’
    • ‘The national legislation in the form in which it now appears adopts the same approach.’
    • ‘This may be enforced by law, with a clause in the legislation to set up regulation of care providers.’
    • ‘The case raises the question of the proper construction of the relevant legislation.’
    • ‘A new group set up to review burial and cremation legislation has held its first meeting.’
    • ‘The court would merely be placing itself in a better position to understand the legislation.’
    • ‘In order to examine these submissions it is necessary now to set out the relevant legislation.’
    • ‘Now she is calling for new legislation to outlaw the practice and public opinion is being sought.’
    law-making, law enactment, law formulation, codification, prescription, ratification
    law, body of laws, constitution, rules, rulings, regulations, acts, bills, statutes, enactments, charters, ordinances, measures, canon, code
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Origin

Mid 17th century (denoting the enactment of laws): from late Latin legis latio(n-), literally ‘proposing of a law’, from lex ‘law’ and latus ‘raised’ (past participle of tollere).

Pronunciation

legislation

/ˌlejəˈslāSH(ə)n//ˌlɛdʒəˈsleɪʃ(ə)n/