What does the word legislation mean?

Usage examples for legislation

  1. " It was my first visit to the seat of legislation of your great republic. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  2. Furthermore, the unsettled business outlook due to new and untried legislation had fostered a heavy short interest in the market, thereby furnishing the best safeguard against a sudden and disastrous drop. – The New York Stock Exchange in the Crisis of 1914 by Henry George Stebbins Noble