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Lawmaking   /lˈɔmˌeɪkɪŋ/   Listen
Lawmaking

noun
1.
The act of making or enacting laws.  Synonyms: legislating, legislation.






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"Lawmaking" Quotes from Famous Books



... him the political principle to be here maintained—pure democracy as distinguished from representative government. My argument, then, becomes this: To show that, by means of the one lawmaking method to which pure democracy is restricted,—that of direct legislation by the citizenship,—the political "ring," "boss," and "heeler" may be abolished, the American plutocracy destroyed, and government simplified and reduced to the limits set by the conscience of the majority as affected by ...
— Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum • James W. Sullivan

... of the government is not yet exercised, but impends over every railroad that establishes unreasonable charges,—the rates may be held in a fair degree of restraint. A wholesome respect for the possibilities of lawmaking here takes the place of actual statutes. A respect for the law appears in advance of its enactment and may amount to submitting rates in an imperfect and irregular way to the approval of the state. This effect, when it is realized, is to be credited in part to laws which will never be ...
— Essentials of Economic Theory - As Applied to Modern Problems of Industry and Public Policy • John Bates Clark



Words linked to "Lawmaking" :   government, criminalisation, law, reconsider, decriminalization, governing, governance, enactment, decriminalisation, filibuster, criminalization, jurisprudence, administration, passage, statute law, government activity



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