legislation - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [uncountable] 

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/ˌledʒɪˈsleɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. a law, or a set of laws

    Under current legislation, factories must keep noise to a minimum.

    legislation to do something:

    She has called for legislation to eliminate handguns.

    a piece of legislation:

    a complex piece of legislation

    introduce/pass/enact/adopt legislation:

    The government should enact legislation to limit the powers of the police in such cases.