What does legislative mean?

Definitions for legislativeˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word legislative.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. legislative(adj)

    relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature

    "legislative council"

  2. legislative(adj)

    of or relating to or created by legislation

    "legislative proposal"

Wiktionary

  1. legislative(Noun)

    That branch of government which is responsible for making, or having the power to make, a law or laws.

  2. legislative(Adjective)

    Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; - distinguished from executive: as, a legislative act, a legislative body.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legislative(adj)

    making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; -- distinguished from executive; as, a legislative act; a legislative body

  2. Legislative(adj)

    of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to legislation; as, the transaction of legislative business; the legislative style

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. lgislatif.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'legislative' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4607

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'legislative' in Adjectives Frequency: #627

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legislative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legislative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barber B. Conable, Jr:

    Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision.

  2. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    This is the legislative branch, and the power of the purse rests within the legislative branch. And we fully expect that we are going to exercise that power.

  3. Joseph Schumpeter:

    Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political -- legislative and administrative -- decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.

  4. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    While we don't yet know the details of the plan, the President is at minimum subverting the legislative branch, and potentially overturning its will, his proposals to restrict gun rights were debated by the United States Senate, and they were rejected. No President should be able to reverse legislative failure by executive fiat, not even incrementally.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    While we don't yet know the details of the plan, the president is at minimum subverting the legislative branch, and potentially overturning its will, his proposals to restrict gun rights were debated by the United States Senate, and they were rejected. No president should be able to reverse legislative failure by executive fiat, not even incrementally.

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