- the act of making or enacting laws.
- a law or a body of laws enacted.
Origin of legislation
Related Words for legislationstatute, charter, constitution, bill, act, regulation, ruling, measure, enactment, prescription, codification, lawmaking
Examples from the Web for legislation
Contemporary Examples of legislation
According to the AP, as of October, there were only four people still alive who be affected by this legislation.
The legislation strengthens and updates a previous version of the bill that expired in 2011.
H.R. 83 is the kind of legislation known in Washington as a “CRomnibus.”Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving
P. J. O’Rourke
December 20, 2014
The legislation also includes drug awareness education and drug return programs.No More Paper Prescriptions: Docs Fight Fraud by Going Electronic
December 18, 2014
That moment is beyond the reach of legislation, or of any punishment that arrives after the fact.The Only Way to End Police Violence
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of legislation
What you have done in one village, why should not legislation do throughout a kingdom?Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Death is Nature's remedy for all things, and why not Legislation's?A Tale of Two Cities
Here again our legislation is fettered by ignorance and religious dogma.
The legislation of details in this domain becomes of necessity an injustice.
You speak of the possibility of legislation to prevent this.War Taxation
Otto H. Kahn
- the act or process of making laws; enactment
- the laws so made
1650s, from French législation, from Late Latin legislationem (nominative legislatio), properly two words, legis latio, "proposing (literally 'bearing') of a law;" see legislator.