relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature
of or relating to or created by legislation
That branch of government which is responsible for making, or having the power to make, a law or laws.
Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; - distinguished from executive: as, a legislative act, a legislative body.
making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; -- distinguished from executive; as, a legislative act; a legislative body
Etymology: [Cf. F. lgislatif.]
of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to legislation; as, the transaction of legislative business; the legislative style
Etymology: [Cf. F. lgislatif.]
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'legislative' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4607
Rank popularity for the word 'legislative' in Adjectives Frequency: #627
The numerical value of legislative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of legislative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of legislative in a Sentence
With two of the largest federal expenditures being defense and veterans – the two areas where we have a particular expertise, veterans are real assets to both the legislative and executive branches.
Shahira played an important policy role during the crafting of our tax reform plan and I look forward to working with her on our larger legislative agenda.
It is entirely inappropriate that the railroad industry would make hostages of America's passenger rail services and chemical shippers in order to secure their favored legislative outcome, it is offensive that only when a railroad could face full liability for an accident that they find operation without PTC to be unacceptably dangerous.
That decision — which I remain convinced was wrong and certainly was debatable — has provided the NRA with a propaganda weapon of immense power, overturning that decision via a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the NRA’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.
The legislative and administrative measures taken so far to limit this persisting non-compliance have been deemed insufficient by the Commission.
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- legislatiuCatalan, Valencian
- legislativní, zákonodárnýCzech
- lovgivende, legislativNorwegian
- beehazʼą́ąnii álʼįįjíNavajo, Navaho
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