Definitions

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  • n. the act of passing or enacting of laws, legislating

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Enacting laws; legislative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of making or enacting laws

Etymologies

law +‎ making (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, too many of our lawmakers consider their election a mandate to "follow their conscience" even when the majority of those who elected them did so under their conscience which defined a different priority in lawmaking that what the (now secure in office) lawmaker espouses.

    Bishop bars Patrick Kennedy from communion over abortion

  • Sounds like "lawmaking is wasted on lawyers," right?

    Dave Albo Charges $4,500 Per DWI

  • One man's lawmaking is another's judicial review. (e.g., the Florida legislature in the euthanasia case).

    Balkinization

  • While the actual effects of this law may be mild, this kind of lawmaking with the overly-arbitrary wording and the practical impossibility of any government official to keep an eye on the misusing of this law, sets a dangerous base to build future laws upon.

    Techdirt

  • This kind of lawmaking only works as a knee-jerk reaction to a crisis, when Republicans and Democrats are equally panicked and looking for a big win for the people to shore up their political ambitions.

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  • "lawmaking," he's celebrated in your pages - celebrated for doing, save on a grander scale, exactly what is done by common thieves.

    Cafe Hayek

  • Worse, the power of special interests paralyzes lawmaking.

    The Good Fight

  • Don't need no stinkin 'baseball player pretending to understand lawmaking.

    First on the Ticker: McCain told Schilling to run for Kennedy seat

  • This double-burden of ordinary and special lawmaking may create a diversion from good constitution-making, and at worst could lead to factional self-interest and ideological divergence when the parties return to the primary business of drafting the constitution.

    Daniel Wagner: Tunisia's Constitutional Challenge

  • A Constituent Assembly would typically wield both ordinary and extraordinary lawmaking powers in times of transitional governance.

    Daniel Wagner: Tunisia's Constitutional Challenge

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