NationStates Jolt Archive

The difference between legislation and a legislature

A horrid swamp
13-06-2004, 14:26
This seems to be a very common mistake on the proposals list for UN resolutions. As in this instance legislation and legislatures are largely part of the language for law-making I thought it was about time someone pointed out that 'legislature' isn't law, but rather the elected body that makes law, eg. the UN, or your nation's parliament.

I got definitions for each from a dictionary for any sceptics:

1. The act or process of legislating; lawmaking.
2. A proposed or enacted law or group of laws.

An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation.