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Legislative act   /lˈɛdʒəslˌeɪtɪv ækt/   Listen
Legislative act

An act passed by a legislative body.  Synonym: statute.

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"Legislative act" Quotes from Famous Books

... Half of the members retire every three years. The number of members varies, according to the population of the province, from eighty in South Holland to thirty-five in Drenthe. The assembly meets at least twice a year. Its powers are extensive, although it can perform no legislative act without the assent of the crown. It enacts ordinances, levies taxes, prepares and submits to the sovereign an annual budget, controls in certain respects the municipalities, and elects those members of the upper branch of ...
— The Governments of Europe • Frederic Austin Ogg

... pleased to call unfriendly legislation they are more likely to prevent friction with public opinion, and they avoid at the same time the risk of permanently prejudicing their cause by an adverse opinion upon a constitutional question which they may find it necessary to raise in order to nullify a legislative act. There are three distinct means employed by them to control legislative action. First, the election to legislative offices of men who are, for some personal reason, adherents to the railroad cause. Second, the delusion, or even corruption, of weak or unscrupulous members of legislative ...
— The Railroad Question - A historical and practical treatise on railroads, and - remedies for their abuses • William Larrabee

Words linked to "Legislative act" :   Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, enabling clause, law, act, fair-trade act, special act, rider, enactment, Stamp Act, statute, FISA, ordinance, jurisprudence, enabling act

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