Definition of Legislative act
1. Noun. An act passed by a legislative body.
Terms within: Rider
Generic synonyms: Act, Enactment
Specialized synonyms: Fair-trade Act, Stamp Act, Enabling Act, Enabling Clause, Fisa, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Ordinance, Special Act
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
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Literary usage of Legislative act
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The United States of America: A Study in International Organization by James Brown Scott (1920)
"... Applicable in Cases Covered by Special legislative act Interpretation of Terms from the several states — whatever is not expressly given to the former, ..."
2. The United States of America: A Study in International Organization by James Brown Scott (1920)
"... Common Law Applicable in Cues Covered by Special legislative act Interpretation of Termi ... legislative act ..."
3. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"There must be a Valid legislative act as the Basis of the Power; Construction of Special Powers. — A purchaser of municipal bonds is bound, as has already ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"The fourth section of the Act provides that in case any person, who by any legislative Act is a grantee or licensee, or has any such power or authority, ..."
5. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"... a governor elected for four years and not eligible vention can not be limited by legislative act, and that this one really had full power. ..."
6. The Constitution of the United States: Its History Application and Construction by David Kemper Watson (1910)
"A legislative act, strictly speaking, is an act passed by the legislative branch of the government. The President can not exercise the power of a member of ..."