Definitions for legislativeˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

leg•is•la•tiveˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv(adj.)

  1. having the function of making laws:

    a legislative body.

    Category: Government

  2. of or pertaining to the enactment of laws:

    legislative proceedings.

    Category: Government

  3. pertaining to a legislature:

    a legislative recess.

    Category: Government

  4. enacted or ordained by legislation or a legislature:

    a legislative ruling.

    Category: Government

  5. (n.)the legislature.

    Category: Government

Origin of 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. legislative(adjective)ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv

    relating to laws or the people who make them

    the legislative branch of the U.S. government; legislative powers


  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

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

Translations for legislative

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



a legislative assembly; legislative powers.

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