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legislation

[ lej-is-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of making or enacting laws.
a law or a body of laws enacted.

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Origin of legislation

1645–55; <Late Latin lēgislātiōn- (stem of lēgislātiō), equivalent to Latin phrase lēgis lātiō the bringing (i.e., proposing) of a law, equivalent to lēgis (genitive of lēx law) + lātiō a bringing; see relation

OTHER WORDS FROM legislation

sub·leg·is·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for legislation

legislation
/ (ˌlɛdʒɪsˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of making laws; enactment
the laws so made
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