legislation

01. The government recently passed [legislation] which prohibits tobacco advertising at sporting events.
02. Members of all the political parties are meeting at the [Legislature] in an effort to find a solution to the crisis.
03. The Japanese government has been trying to [legislate] more holiday time for its workers because people often don't use their vacation time in that country.
04. Many people the world over are urging governments to pass [legislation] limiting the development of new cloning technologies.
05. I think we need [legislation] to protect consumers from genetically-modified foods until it has been proven that this food is not harmful.
06. You cannot [legislate] free speech; either you have the right to say anything you want or you don't; anything else is simply not free speech.
07. Under the Canadian political system, the Senate's powers are largely limited to delaying the endorsement of [legislation] passed by the House.
08. [Legislation] protects all lab animals from cruelty or mistreatment.
09. P. J. O'Rourke once suggested that when buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are [legislators].
10. Environmentalists are asking the government to pass [legislation] to protect endangered species.
11. The government has introduced [legislation] to force striking teachers back to work.
12. According to new [legislation] in India, only people with 2 or fewer children will be eligible to become members of Parliament in the future.
13. Iceland has the world's oldest functioning [Legislative] Assembly, the Althing, which was established in 930.
14. The striking hospital workers were [legislated] back to work.
15. The government is considering [legislating] the striking nurses back to work.
16. In the early 1900s, women voters used their lobby to convince [legislators] to outlaw the production, sale and consumption of alcohol.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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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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