Definition of legislation
1 : the action of legislating; specifically : the exercise of the power and function of making rules (such as laws) that have the force of authority by virtue of their promulgation by an official organ of a state or other organization the major function of Congress is legislation — W. S. Sayre
3 : a matter of business for or under consideration by a legislative body She proposed new legislation to protect the environment.
Examples of legislation in a Sentence
They passed new state legislation this week.
Two new pieces of legislation are being considered.
She introduced legislation for protecting the environment.
More legislation is needed on this matter.
Certain animals are protected under state legislation.
One of the important functions of government is legislation.
Recent Examples of legislation from the Web
But lower-income, working-class, and middle-class white women were also more than twice as likely to describe the Republican legislation as a bad idea than a good idea.
The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation in 2016 to make the process of closing community hospitals and building free-standing medical centers easier for health systems.
But the Education Board is working on legislation that could put sideboards on dual-credit classes.
The Democratic faction remained in Oklahoma for four days, until the deadline for considering new legislation had passed.
Chaupadi was banned a decade ago, but new legislation currently before parliament will criminalize the practice.
There is a group of men that is creating health care legislation that is going to take care away from the people who need it most: That’s behavior that’s coming from people who feel small, who are in pain and who are obsessed with power.
With this new HB 1566 provision, the fetal or embryonic tissue would not be incorporated into the 2009 legislation, thus giving both the mother and the father of a fetus equal say in a deciding to terminate a pregnancy.
Both chambers need a three-fifths majority to override a veto, and that same vote count was needed to pass any legislation after May 31.
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First Known Use of legislation
LEGISLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of legislation for English Language Learners
: a law or set of laws made by a government
: the action or process of making laws
LEGISLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of legislation for Students
1 : the action of making laws
2 : the laws that are made Congress passed new legislation protecting the environment.
Legal Definition of legislation
1 : the making or giving of laws; specifically : 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 enactments of a legislator or legislative body
3 : a matter of business for or under consideration by a legislative body recently proposed legislation
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