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. Michael Cohen:

    The strong economy is good news for California, but the recession scenario outlined by the Legislative Analyst is a sobering reminder that we must continue to pursue fiscal discipline.

  2. Mark Sanford:

    I don't think it's particularly productive to his own legislative agenda.

  3. Chris Pappas:

    This announcement by President Biden is no way to make policy and sidesteps Congress and our oversight and fiscal responsibilities, any plan to address student debt should go through the legislative process, and it should be more targeted and paid for, so it doesn’t add to the deficit. The president’s plan also doesn’t address the underlying issue of the affordability of higher education, and it is clear that the high cost continues to limit opportunities available to students.

  4. Mark Carney:

    Countries must now put in place the legislative and regulatory frameworks for these tools to be used.

  5. Josh Holmes:

    What the President is doing by continuing to discuss the investigation [ into allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia ] and the quote-unquote' witch hunt,' particularly on primetime Fox [ News ], is doing more to mobilize base voters than any legislative issue we've seen.

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