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legislation

[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
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sublegislation, noun
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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 sublegislation

legislation

n.

1650s, from French législation, from Late Latin legislationem (nominative legislatio), properly two words, legis latio, "proposing (literally 'bearing') of a law;" see legislator.

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