Noun legislation has 2 senses
  1. legislation, statute law - law enacted by a legislative body
    --1 is a kind of civil law
    --1 is a part of statute book
    --1 has particulars:
     enabling legislation; occupational safety and health act, federal job safety law
    Derived form: verb legislate1
  2. legislation, legislating, lawmaking - the act of making or enacting laws
    --2 is a kind of government, governing, governance, government activity
    --2 has particulars:
     criminalization, criminalisation; decriminalization, decriminalisation; enactment, passage
    Derived form: verb legislate1