- the major function of Congress is legislation
- —W. S. Sayre
- She proposed new legislation to protect the environment.
They passed new state legislation this week.
Two new pieces of legislation are being considered.
She introduced legislation for protecting the environment.
More legislation is needed on this matter.
Certain animals are protected under state legislation.
One of the important functions of government is legislation.
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: a law or set of laws made by a government
: the action or process of making laws
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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