[ lej-is-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃən /
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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 legislationsub·leg·is·la·tion, noun
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How to use legislation in a sentence
Currently, 49 states enforce some sort of anti-bullying laws, 18 of which have specific legislations against “cyberbullying.”The Bully Waging War Against Bullies|Lizzie Crocker|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No doubt the reason demands unity, and nature variety, and both legislations take man in hand.
The two legislations ought to be completely independent, and yet mutually complementary.
That parents have now no right of life and death upon their children as they have had under certain legislations.Elements of Morals|Paul Janet
Nevertheless much remained obscure in many ancient legislations.
An apparently strong point has been made against any connexion between the legislations on the score of philology.
British Dictionary definitions for legislation
/ (ˌlɛdʒɪsˈleɪʃən) /
the act or process of making laws; enactment
the laws so made
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