What does Legislative mean?

Definitions for Legislative
ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪvleg·isla·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legislativeadjective

    relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature

    "legislative council"

  2. legislativeadjective

    of or relating to or created by legislation

    "legislative proposal"

Wiktionary

  1. legislativenoun

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

  2. legislativeadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Legislativeadjective

    Giving laws; law-giving.

    Etymology: from legislator.

    Their legislative frenzy they repent,
    Enacting it should make no precedent. John Denham.

    The poet is a kind of lawgiver, and those qualities are proper to the legislative style. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legislativeadjective

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

  2. Legislativeadjective

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. legislative

    To have the official authority and power to approve, create or change legislation.

    Legislative power is used for the good of humanity and human rights.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of Legislative in a Sentence

  1. Bill Oesterle:

    I haven't figured out how I'm going to do that, that could involve helping somebody else run. That could involve working on legislative races. That could involve becoming a candidate myself.

  2. Richard Neal:

    I'm disappointed, the historic role of the Treasury secretary is to appear before the Ways and Means Committee at the start of any legislative session.

  3. Ron Kim:

    There is no measure left to hide the truth: the governor broke the law so we must hold him accountable, when institutions fail to believe victims, allow predators to act with impunity, or fail to put policies of protection in place, it sends a strong signal that condones this type of unacceptable behavior. We cannot afford to ignore his transgressions any longer: doing so will erode the integrity of our legislative body and demonstrate complicity in sheltering a sexual predator.

  4. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen:

    From where I stand, I'm deeply disappointed that the House leadership would proceed in that way in something that is so obviously beneath the dignity of the offices they hold. It's really a new low for the current House of Representatives, we're talking about a matter, the census, in which the Supreme Court has already ruled, and we have moved on. So, the House has not identified some compelling legislative need for this. To the contrary this makes no sense at all.

  5. David Schoen:

    I think it’s also the most ill-advised legislative action that I’ve seen in my lifetime, it is tearing the country apart at a time when we don’t need anything like that.

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