legislation

noun
ADJECTIVE
federal, national, parliamentary, state
draft, proposed
fresh (esp. BrE), further, new
effective, tough
complex
controversial
unworkable (BrE)

The police think that such legislation would be unworkable.

anti-abortion, anti-discrimination, civil rights, employment, energy (esp. AmE), environmental, gun-control, health, housing, human rights (esp. BrE), reform, social, etc.
… OF LEGISLATION
piece

a major piece of legislation

VERB + LEGISLATION
need, require
call for, propose, push (esp. AmE)

They are calling for tough legislation to tackle this problem.

draft, draw up
bring forward (BrE), initiate, put forward (esp. AmE)

Anyone has the right to initiate legislation.

sponsor (esp. AmE), support
push through

The government is pushing through legislation to ban smoking in all public places.

approve, enact, introduce, pass, sign (esp. AmE)

Congress approved legislation which outlawed the sale of the drug.

Governor Bradbery signed legislation for $20 million in municipal relief.

adopt

Member states may not adopt legislation contrary to EU law.

block, delay, oppose, veto

Religious interests may try to block this legislation.

amend
repeal
comply with

Companies have until December 31 to comply with the new legislation.

LEGISLATION + VERB
come into effect, come into force (both esp. BrE)

New legislation on adoption comes into effect at the end of the year.

allow sth, require sth
PREPOSITION
under legislation

There is no requirement to register a claim under the new legislation.

legislation against

They are planning the introduction of legislation against sex discrimination.

legislation on

Legislation on this issue is urgently needed.


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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 — 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

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