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The person or organization that originally passed or made the law : typically parliament (for primary legislation) or government (for secondary legislation). This indicates the "legal author" of the law, as opposed to its physical author.
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This entry is derived from the ELI ontology (European Legislation Identifier). ELI is an initiative of some national legislation publishers endorsed by EU countries and Institutions, to identify, describe and link legislation on the web, and is led by the ELI taskforce.