the act of making or enacting laws.
a law or a body of laws enacted.

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

sublegislation, noun
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legislation (ˌlɛdʒɪsˈleɪʃən)
1.  the act or process of making laws; enactment
2.  the laws so made

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Word Origin & History

1650s, from L.L. legislationem (nom. legislatio), from L. lex (gen. legis); see legal.
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Example sentences
While smaller colleges receive fewer government dollars, they still need to
  track relevant legislation.
Inevitably, any legislation providing government health insurance will have
  consequences in these areas, too.
Whatever stagnates in the flat of custom or obedience or legislation, the great
  poet never stagnates.
We have given the general legislature all the great subjects of legislation.
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