The act of passing or enacting of laws, legislating(noun)
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Use "lawmaking" in a sentence
"However, too many of our lawmakers consider their election a mandate to "follow their conscience" even when the majority of those who elected them did so under their conscience which defined a different priority in lawmaking that what the (now secure in office) lawmaker espouses."
"Sounds like "lawmaking is wasted on lawyers," right?"
"One man's lawmaking is another's judicial review. (e.g., the Florida legislature in the euthanasia case)."