Definitions for: Legislation


[n] the act of making or enacting laws
[n] law enacted by a legislative body



Webster (1913) Definition: Leg`is*la"tion (-l[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F.
l['e]gislation, L. legis latio. See Legislator.]
The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws;
the laws enacted.

Pythagoras joined legislation to his philosophy.
--Lyttelton.

Synonyms: lawmaking, legislating, statute law

See Also: civil law, criminalisation, criminalization, decriminalisation, decriminalization, enabling legislation, enactment, federal job safety law, governance, governing, government, government activity, occupational safety and health act, passage, statute book

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