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. Robert Moffit:

    For sheer compatibility, collegiality and competence in terms of grasping the nuances of what has to be done in health policy, I can’t think of a better candidate, he’s best understood by his legislative record, he is author of a lot of amendments and bills, but especially the Empowering Patients First Act, because it’s a highly detailed legislative proposal.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    Let us go no further down this road, i hope the Republican Leader and I can, in the coming months, find a way to build a firewall around the legislative filibuster, which is the most important distinction between the Senate and the House.

  3. Daniel Bucheli:

    We were exploring all legislative avenues and that came aboard, then, looking at the details closer, it was clear there would be no permanent protection for DREAMers and at that point he took his name off it.

  4. Steven Lee:

    For us, going forward, we're really open to conversations within the industry. We'd love to keep open dialogues with the optometric community and the state legislative boards, because we really want to provide this great service and technology to the masses in North America and also the rest of the world, we think that there could be a lot of benefit, and we just want to work with everyone.

  5. Kelly Dittmar:

    U.S. legislative institutions - built by and for men - are still catching up to the reality that legislators today are also primary caregivers.

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