Meaning of “legislation” in the English Dictionary

"legislation" in English

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legislationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌledʒ.ɪˈsleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌledʒ.əˈsleɪ.ʃən/

(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 tax break for young families.

(Definition of “legislation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"legislation" in Business English

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legislationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌledʒɪˈsleɪʃən/ us LAW

rules or laws relating to a particular activity that are made by a government:

75% of Americans support legislation that includes improved fuel-economy rules.
The Data Protection Act is a piece of legislation aimed 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 think tanks is to have an impact on policy and legislation.

(Definition of “legislation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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In this context, there is a need for a radical change to the legislation governing international shipping and a review of the old conventions that do not include these principles.
Checks must be carried out to see if the conditions for entry, residence and employment prescribed by the relevant legislation have been fulfilled, in order to avoid uncontrolled immigration.
I believe that strong environmental liability legislation will have a preventative effect with regard to environmental damage and will encourage the repair of the damage.
Such a decision is of technical nature and can already be taken by comitology for all other food additives according to existing legislation.
If this legislation is adopted, and if some countries are reluctant to lift their moratorium on genetically modified foods, what action will it take?
Clear legislation would, at the same time, mean that it would be easier to overcome many of the practical obstacles to people's freedom of movement that still exist.
How are we to manage to guarantee legislation that fulfils all these requirements for odd labels - requirements that are nonetheless subjects of the debate and that must be respected?
In my opinion that is an important part of the legislation which will assuage the concerns of those who are expressing anxiety about it.
On the other hand, rejection and referral to committee or conciliation as the - not unproblematic - final stage in producing legislation is both possible and desirable.
We are presently engaged in the acquisition of the information and the scientific advice to enable us to bring forward legislation along these lines.