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legislation Syllabification: leg·is·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌlejəˈslāSH(ə)n/

Definition of legislation in English:


Laws, considered collectively: tax legislation
More example sentences
  • Those are the words that are used in sections of this type in a great deal of legislation.
  • This had made them exempt from certain legislation that does not apply to the Crown.
  • Many of these provisions may make sense if they are placed in ordinary legislation.
law(s), body of laws, rules, rulings, regulations, acts, bills, statutes, enactments, ordinances


Mid 17th century (denoting the enactment of laws): from late Latin legis latio(n-), literally 'proposing of a law', from lex 'law' and latus 'raised' (past participle of tollere).

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