Part of speech: noun

Enactment of laws.

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Usage examples "legislation":

  1. Now the sovereign is not usually consulted about matters of domestic legislation and policy until the opinion of the cabinet has taken shape. - "The Government of England (Vol. I)", A. Lawrence Lowell.
  2. " It was my first visit to the seat of legislation of your great republic. - "A Visit To The United States In 1841", Joseph Sturge.
  3. 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", Henry George Stebbins Noble.