[l_ˌɛ_dʒ_ɪ_s_l_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n], [lˌɛd͡ʒɪslˈe͡ɪʃən], [lˌɛd‍ʒɪslˈe‍ɪʃən]

Definitions of legislation:

  1.   law enacted by a legislative body
  2.   The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted.
  3.   the act of making or enacting laws
  4.   The act of making a law or laws; the laws so made.
  5.   Enactment of laws.
  6.   The act of legislating.
  7.   The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health- related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.
  8.   The act of making a law or laws.

Antonyms for legislation:

abolition, Quashing, cancellation, repeal, invalidation, Rescindment, nullification, dissolution, annulment, negation, Defeasance, abatement, abolishment, avoidance, abrogation, voiding.

Quotes for legislation:

  1. Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme. – Sherwood Boehlert
  2. The American people know that every day 3, 000 kids begin to smoke, 1, 000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation It's in everybody's best interest. – Erskine Bowles
  3. Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade, as indicated in the several resolutions of the House of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches. – Martin Van Buren
  4. That's possible, and in fact the legislation the politics should graduate the advantages towards those who have children and give less to those who don't have children. – Rocco Buttiglione
  5. At a time when we have much work to do to address our Nation's critical infrastructure, and, as I said, which is currently in dire need of upgrade and repair, this legislation is also a jobs bill and is obviously a jobs creator. – Howard Coble
  6. I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need for legislation dealing with the chemical sector. In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous. – Susan Collins
  7. I'll sign anything except bad legislation – Kinky Friedman
  8. I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation – Belva Lockwood
  9. The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection. – Elihu Root
  10. In vain shall Great Britain confer upon her colonies the free government and liberal principles of legislation for which she is distinguished, if she do not carry with her the revelations of God. – John Strachan
  11. The Bush administration staunchly opposed legislation which would preserve overtime pay for all workers. – John Sweeney
  12. They rushed to move it forward, uh, and then a lawsuit was filed and we spent many months litigating, rather than trying to come up with legislation and move forward on that front. – Tom Udall
  13. In Europe, there is no television filmmaking legislation that could assist film production because private broadcasters are not interested in supporting Polish film. – Andrzej Wajda
  14. There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry- for instance, by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers. – Andrzej Wajda
  15. The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races; the Almighty has made the black man inferior, and sir, by no legislation by no partisan success, by no revolution, by no military power, can you wipe out this distinction. – Fernando Wood

Usage examples for legislation:

  1. And you are going to make us fight a country where men work eleven hours a day, for lower wages, with our hands tied behind our backs by legislation of this kind? ” – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. His tariff principles were in accord with those of the President, and his position as Speaker enabled him to determine the make- up of the Committee on Ways and Means, which would frame any tariff legislation – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  3. And this candidate must be equally the foe of class legislation and the friend of State rights. ” – Trumps by George William Curtis
  4. Finally, there existed in the machinery of Territorial government a nice balance between administration on the one hand and legislation on the other, that is, between the part which was responsible directly to the President of the United States and the part which was responsible directly to the people of the Territory. ” – History of the Constitutions of Iowa by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
  5. These were areas in which Afro- Americans were employed in unusually high proportions, and this meant that a large portion of the Afro- American community was not covered by this legislation – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  6. It is, however, still a theory, not adopted in any legislation or in practice anywhere in the world. ” – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  7. “ Mr. Hooper continued to aid in the legislation of his adopted state and pursue his profession until 1787 when his health became impaired which compelled him to retire from public life and the bar and seek that repose in domestic enjoyment that had always been more congenial to his mind than public stations however lofty. ” – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  8. It was responsible for the major part of legislation – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  9. “ To him the Declaration of Independence was the supreme law, and it was the duty of Congress to express its principles in appropriate legislation – The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Walter Lynwood Fleming
  10. Were the clergy now to leave it to the King, who however only represented the temporal power, to adjust the differences between their legislation and that of the state? ” – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  11. He has learned the value of observing other people's legislation – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  12. In my opinion, it was better to lose the South and save the North, than to try through such legislation to save the South, and thus lose both North and South. ” – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  13. There is no need for agreement or legislation – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  14. “ Speranski considered the Code Napoleon the model of all progressive legislation – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  15. This is not legislation – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  16. “ For instance, the control of cities through new municipal legislation and a Board of Control, or Administration. ” – Life Gleanings by T. J. Macon
  17. This legislation of the restoration was " to the end that there be no poor among you." ” – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  18. What they wanted in this country was administration and not more legislation and if they were to put the laws which they had into force in the Free State at the present time he had no doubt that there would be a rebellion. ” – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  19. The irony of beneficent legislation – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman

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