legislation-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a body of laws or statutes passed by a legislature

Commentary: LEGISLATION[+abstract][+body][+statute]

They are trying to overturn old legislation.
He argued that legislation should determine marital rights and not judicial ruling.
This case should be determined by existing antitrust legislation.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the activity of making laws

Commentary: LEGISLATION[+activity][+making][+law]

The legislation of this tax bill will be accompanied by vociferous debate.
The legislation of the Patriot Act occurred relatively quickly.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a matter of business under review by a legislature

Commentary: LEGISLATION[+abstract][+body][-statute][+proposal][+submitted]
NOTE: a body of propositions, as sense 1, but -not- yet passed into law.

This legislation may not pass the Senate.
Congress has a lot of new legislation in front of it this session.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3