Definition of legislation
1 : the action of legislating; specifically : the exercise of the power and function of making rules (such as laws) that have the force of authority by virtue of their promulgation by an official organ of a state or other organization <the major function of Congress is legislation — W. S. Sayre>
3 : a matter of business for or under consideration by a legislative body <She proposed new legislation to protect the environment.>
Examples of legislation in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of legislation
LEGISLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of legislation for English Language Learners
: a law or set of laws made by a government
: the action or process of making laws
LEGISLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of legislation for Students
1 : the action of making laws
2 : the laws that are made <Congress passed new legislation protecting the environment.>
Legal Definition of legislation
1 : the making or giving of laws; specifically : the exercise of the power and function of making rules that have the force of authority by virtue of their promulgation by an official organ of the state
2 : the enactments of a legislator or legislative body
3 : a matter of business for or under consideration by a legislative body <recently proposed legislation>
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