Definitions for legislativeˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv

This page provides all 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"


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Freddy Lim:

    We urge the Legislative Yuan to recall Ma.

  2. Green Labs ':

    We’re all facing the same legislative hurdles.

  3. Allied Progress:

    This isn't a bargaining chip for a game of congressional legislative poker.

  4. Anne Joseph O'Connell:

    The case law as to what qualifies as a legislative rule is remarkably unclear.

  5. Barber B. Conable, Jr:

    Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision.

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