legislation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"legislation" in British English

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legislationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌledʒ.ɪˈsleɪ.ʃən/
C2 a ​law or set of ​lawssuggested by a ​government and made ​official by a ​parliament: [+ to infinitive] The ​government has ​promised to ​introduce legislation tolimitfuel emissions from ​cars.
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(Definition of legislation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legislation" in American English

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legislationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌledʒ·əsˈleɪ·ʃən/
politics & government a ​law or set of ​laws that is being ​created: New legislation ​offers a ​taxbreak for ​youngfamilies.
(Definition of legislation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"legislation" in Business English

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legislationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌledʒɪˈsleɪʃən/ LAW
rules or ​lawsrelating to a particular ​activity that are made by a ​government: 75% of Americans ​support legislation that ​includesimproved fuel-economy ​rules. The Data Protection ​Act is a ​piece of legislationaimed at ​protecting the ​privacy of the ​individual.push for/introduce/pass legislation Legislation was ​passed in the ​House earlier this month to ​double the National Science Foundation ​grants.proposed/new/tougher legislation Under the ​proposed legislation, ​businesses will have to ​provide detailed ​evidence of how they ​pay themselves.legislation to do sth Environmentalists are fighting for legislation to ​clean up the city-owned ​ports.
the ​process of making ​rules or ​laws: The ​purpose of ​thinktanks is to have an ​impact on ​policy and legislation.
(Definition of legislation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “legislation”
in Arabic تَشريع…
in Korean 입법, 법률…
in Portuguese legislação…
in Catalan legislació…
in Japanese 法律…
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律, 立法…
in Turkish yasalar, mevzuat…
in Russian закон, законы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律, 立法…
in Italian legislazione…
in Polish legislacja, ustawodawstwo…
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