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[lej-is-ley-shuh n] /ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ ʃən/

the act of making or enacting laws.
a law or a body of laws enacted.
the act or process of making laws; enactment
the laws so made

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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