the act of making or enacting laws.
a law or a body of laws enacted.
- sub·leg·is·la·tion, noun
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How to use legislation in a sentence
Similarly, New Mexico passed legislation that lets county clerks proactively mail applications to vote absentee, but only some will.
Because it is a legislation that really reinforces the idea of purpose limitation and that one specific unity of the government has a specific mandate to process the data only for one specific reason.Podcast: COVID-19 is helping turn Brazil into a surveillance state | Anthony Green | September 16, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In March, TransDigm benefited from another piece of legislation aimed at easing the economic dislocation of the pandemic.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save | by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel | September 12, 2020 | ProPublica
A better approach would be to investigate those who finance fake-news networks and hold them accountable, using legislation that already exists.Brazil’s “fake news” bill won’t solve its misinformation problem | Amy Nordrum | September 10, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Like Abrams, Sykes has a reputation for being able to get difficult legislation through despite not being in power.Can This Millennial Power Broker Lead an Ohio Comeback for Democrats? | Nick Fouriezos | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
Or (horrors) he could reach out to congressional leaders in both parties to pursue bipartisan legislation.
As long ago as the early 1970s, he had gone on to support most civil rights-related legislation.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game | Michael Tomasky | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to the AP, as of October, there were only four people still alive who be affected by this legislation.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive | Ben Jacobs | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The legislation strengthens and updates a previous version of the bill that expired in 2011.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive | Ben Jacobs | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We may never know the full amount that the Kochs or other outside spenders donate to advance anti-union legislation.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions | Carl Deal and Tia Lessin | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The act, however, is a progressive piece of legislation and creates new conditions as the result of its own operation.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
Hereditary legislation in the twentieth century and the most civilized country in the world!Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Foot and mouth disease had for some time been rife in Great Britain and Ireland, and legislation became necessary.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
After this Act, and until the year 1888, no further general railway legislation of importance took place.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
It is no part of the present essay to attempt to detail the particulars of a code of social legislation.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for legislation
the act or process of making laws; enactment
the laws so made
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