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legislative act

Definitions of legislative act
  1. noun
    an act passed by a legislative body
    synonyms: statute
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    fair-trade act
    formerly a state law that protected manufacturers from price-cutting by allowing them to set minimum retail prices for their merchandise; eliminated by the United States Congress in 1975
    Stamp Act
    an act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the Colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766
    enabling act, enabling clause
    a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
    FISA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
    an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence; separate from ordinary law enforcement surveillance
    ordinance
    a statute enacted by a city government
    special act
    a legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district
    type of:
    act, enactment
    a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
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