What does subordinate legislation mean?

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  1. (law) Synonym of secondary legislation
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This kind of Order in Council tends to be reserved for the most important pieces of subordinate legislation, and its use is likely to become more common.
We asked the Government departments responsible for administering the subordinate legislation their views on these particular pieces of delegated legislation.
The application of that legislation or that subordinate legislation or instrument fastens upon certain features.
In reading the objectives, instructions and guidance the court is not construing a statute, or even subordinate legislation.
The assembly's functions, including that of making subordinate legislation, in the main, transferred to the Welsh ministers upon separation.
In choosing between these submissions we must first remind ourselves of the relevant provisions of statute and subordinate legislation.

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