enactment star_border/en-act-ment/ [eh0.n.ae1.k.t.m.ah0.n.t] play_circle_filled
Definition: The process of passing legislation
- In recent years there has been demand for enactment of legislation enabling the adoption of children.
- I tentatively support legislative enactment of same-sex marriage - but only when the legislature is constitutionally authorized to do this
jurisdiction star_border/ju-ris-dic-tion/ [jh.uh2.r.ah0.s.d.ih1.k.sh.ah0.n] play_circle_filled
Definition: The official power to make legal decisions and judgments
- The equitable jurisdiction of the court appears to have been established.
legitimate star_border/le-git-i-mate/ [l.ah0.jh.ih1.t.ah0.m.ah0.t] play_circle_filled
If something is legitimate, that means it is according to the law. To legitimate something is to make it legal, either by passing a law or publicly recognizing it as in accordance with the law.
- They are laws because they are instructions given by a legitimate authority, not because they are backed up by force.
- He was four times married, and had a large number both of legitimate and illegitimate children.
- He claimed that the restaurant bill was a legitimate business expense.
- Most scientists believe it is legitimate to use animals in medical research.
- We want to legitimate this process by passing a law.
outlaw star_border/out-law/ [aw1.t.l.ao2] play_circle_filled
Definition: Ban; make illegal:
- The legislation is not there to tackle discriminatory treatment but to outlaw sex discrimination.
parliament star_border/par-lia-ment/ [p.aa1.r.l.ah0.m.eh0.n.t] play_circle_filled
Definition: (In the UK) the highest legislature, consisting of the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons
- The annual budget only comes into force once the President of the Parliament has signed it.
partisan star_border/par-ti-san/ [p.aa1.r.t.ah0.z.ah0.n] play_circle_filled
Definition: strongly supporting a group or point of view
- The new talk show taught us more clearly than professors and politicos how partisan democracy can so easily be tarnished by selfish, corruptible whims.
- Partisan political infighting caused Congress's influence to decline.
petition star_border/pe-ti-tion/ [p.ah0.t.ih1.sh.ah0.n] play_circle_filled
Definition: to make a request
- However, the decision to demolish the hotel has been controversial, with a social media campaign and petitions launched to save it.
poll star_border/poll/ [p.ow1.l] play_circle_filled
Definition: the counting of votes (as in an election); questionnaire
- The candidate has maintained his leading position in opinion polls — or risen further.
- A Variety poll from earlier this year found eight of the top 10 most famous, recognizable, and important celebrities to teens were YouTubers.