Definition of subordinate legislation in English:

subordinate legislation

Line breaks: sub|or¦din|ate le¦gis¦la|tion

noun

[mass noun] Law
  • Law which is enacted under delegated powers, such as statutory instruments.
    More example sentences
    • Apart from influencing the construction of a statute or subordinate legislation, an international convention may play a part in the development by the courts of the common law.
    • In choosing between these submissions we must first remind ourselves of the relevant provisions of statute and subordinate legislation.
    • In reading the objectives, instructions and guidance the court is not construing a statute, or even subordinate legislation.

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