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Definition of "legislation" []

  • The act or process of legislating; lawmaking. (noun)
  • A proposed or enacted law or group of laws. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "legislation" in a sentence
  • "The intention in the final constitution should be to introduce a framework whereby the judicial determination of the pre-eminence of national legislation is replaced by the requirement that the provinces themselves through the Senate conclusively establish the desirability of the relevant national legislation*."
  • "That the abolition of slavery is within the sphere of legislation, I argue, _secondly_, from the fact, that _slavery as a legal system, is the creature of legislation_."
  • "_Don't propose any "local" legislation_; for in progressive states, local game legislation is coming strongly into disfavor, -- just as it should!"