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legislation

noun
     
le‧gis‧la‧tion W2 [uncountable]
a law or set of laws:
This is a very important piece of legislation (=law).
legislation on
the legislation on abortion
legislation to do something
new legislation to protect children
introduce/bring in legislation
The government has promised to bring in new legislation to combat this problem.
under new/existing/current etc legislation
Both individuals and companies can be prosecuted under the new legislation.

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