AskDefine | Define promulgated

Dictionary Definition

promulgated adj : formally made public; "published accounts" [syn: published]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

promulgated
  1. past of promulgate

Extensive Definition

Promulgation or enactment is the act of formally proclaiming or declaring new statutory or administrative law when it receives final approval.

Explanation

After it is approved, the new law is officially announced to the public. Normally, it is accomplished by publishing the text of the law in a government periodical. Most governments around the world have also adopted the practice of publishing laws on their official web sites. Additionally, the national laws of extraordinary importance to the public may be verbally announced by the head of state on national television or radio. Local laws are usually announced in the local newspapers and published in bulletins or compendia of municipal regulations.
It has been said that promulgation is the essence of law.

Power to enact laws

The power to enact laws lies with authority having appropriate jurisdiction.

References

promulgated in German: Promulgation
promulgated in French: Promulgation
promulgated in Russian: Промульгация
promulgated in Swedish: Promulgation
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1