Promulgation

Promulgation

[prom-uhl-geyt, proh-muhl-geyt]
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.

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