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[lej-is-ley-shuh n] /ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of making or enacting laws.
2.
a law or a body of laws enacted.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Late Latin lēgislātiōn- (stem of lēgislātiō), equivalent to Latin phrase lēgis lātiō the bringing (i.e., proposing) of a law, equivalent to lēgis (genitive of lēx law) + lātiō a bringing; see relation
Related forms
sublegislation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for legislations

legislation

/ˌlɛdʒɪsˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of making laws; enactment
2.
the laws so made
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Word Origin and History for legislations
legislation
1650s, from L.L. legislationem (nom. legislatio), from L. lex (gen. legis); see legal.
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