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plunk for, plump for, indorse, support, endorse, back
v. be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

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empathise, sympathise, understand, empathize, sympathize
v. be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!"
authenticate
v. establish the authenticity of something
affirm, support, substantiate, sustain, corroborate, confirm
v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
tolerate
v. have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
countenance, let, allow, permit
v. consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
authorise, clear, pass, authorize
v. grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
underwrite, insure, cover
v. protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
fend for, support, defend
v. argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
maintain, uphold
v. support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
defend, maintain
v. state or assert; "He maintained his innocence"
maintain, keep, sustain
v. supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
hold up, sustain, support, hold
v. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
licence, certify, license
v. authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
favour, favor, privilege
v. bestow a privilege upon
ratify, sign
v. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
pass, legislate
v. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
recognise, recognize, accredit
v. grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"
sanction
v. give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"
legitimate
v. make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child"

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Research

Legislation (or "statutory law") is law which has been promulgated (or "enacted") by a legislature or other governing body or the process of making it.[1] Before an item of legislation becomes law it may be known as a bill, and may be broadly referred to as "legislation", while it remains under consideration to distinguish it from other business. Legislation can have many purposes: to regulate, to authorize, to outlaw, to provide (funds), to sanction, to grant, to declare or to restrict. It may be contrasted with a non-legislative act which is adopted by an executive or administrative body under the authority of a legislative act or for implementing a legislative act.[2]

Under the Westminster system, an item of primary legislation is known as an Act of Parliament after enactment.

Legislation is usually proposed by a member of the legislature (e.g. a member of Congress or Parliament), or by the executive, whereupon it is debated by members of the legislature and is often amended before passage. Most large legislatures enact only a small fraction of the bills proposed in a given session.[3] Whether a given bill will be proposed and is generally a matter of the legislative priorities of government.

Legislation is regarded as one of the three main functions of government, which are often distinguished under the doctrine of the separation of powers. Those who have the formal power to create legislation are known as legislators; a judicial branch of government will have the formal power to interpret legislation (see statutory interpretation); the executive branch of government can act only within the powers and limits set by the law.

References

  1. ^ See Article 289(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
  2. ^ Wim Voermans (December 2009). "Is the European Legislator after Lisbon a real Legislature?". Legislacao Cadernos de Ciencia de Legislacao50: 391–413 [402]. Within the category of legal acts provided for by the TFEU, a distinction is made between legislative acts and non-legislative acts. Legislative acts are decisions adopted under the ordinary or special legislative procedure (Article 289(3) of the TFEU) and non-legislative acts are decisions that are adopted pursuant to delegation or for the purpose of implementing a legislative act (Articles 35 See Article 288 of the TFEU, last 290 and 291 of the TFEU)
  3. ^ Senate.gov
     
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