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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEGISLATION

What you have done in one village, why should not legislation do throughout a kingdom?

Death is Nature's remedy for all things, and why not Legislation's?

Here again our legislation is fettered by ignorance and religious dogma.

The legislation of details in this domain becomes of necessity an injustice.

You speak of the possibility of legislation to prevent this.

What, then, he said, is still remaining to us of the work of legislation?

You remind me of what I know—that legislation is never perfect.

As if all our legislation must be done to-day, and nothing put off until the morrow.

And yet there is nothing which tends more to the improvement of mankind than legislation and colonization.

Hitherto our legislation has been chiefly occupied with the appointment of offices.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from French législation, from Late Latin legislationem (nominative legislatio), properly two words, legis latio, "proposing (literally 'bearing') of a law;" see legislator.

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