Definition: Subsidiary Legislation (Regulation)


Subsidiary legislation, which includes regulations, rules, by-laws, codes, etc, is, generally speaking, laws made by the Governor, Ministers of the Crown, and certain other bodies, under powers conferred by an Act. They are made under an Act and expand on or supplement the provisions of the Act. In summary, the Act dictates what must be done, a regulation etc dictates how it is done.


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