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.

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"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.

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There is a chemical factory in the north-west which wrote to me to say that we must vote against this legislation.
Secondly, it makes sense to issue provisions for genetically-modified feedingstuff additives similar to the regulations in seed marketing legislation, as the rapporteur has said.
We must ensure that future legislation does not become an electronic straitjacket, but a framework within which the culture, societal debate and interactive life of the future can unfold.
I should also highlight the fact that similar provisions already exist in food and veterinary legislation and there is no evidence of misuse of this instrument.
The delays in the adaptation of national legislation may well be due to the expense and tedium involved, as well as the fact that the process is often unproductive.
Superfluous legislation should be withdrawn.
Fourthly, there is indeed a need for additional legislation for products such as cosmetics, medicines and pharmaceutical preparations which are excluded from the present proposal.
Interoperability is rightly not required where regional demands and solutions need to maintain their own legislation within the framework of subsidiarity.
The obvious point of departure for legislation should be that polluters or consumers pay, although exemptions would be permitted in extreme cases.
Safer use and better choices by consumers create greater safety, so we must establish that this draft legislation is a step forward in this respect and should be welcomed.