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legislative

[lej-is-ley-tiv] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
having the function of making laws:
a legislative body.
2.
of or pertaining to the enactment of laws:
legislative proceedings; legislative power.
3.
pertaining to a legislature:
a legislative recess.
4.
enacted or ordained by legislation or a legislature:
legislative ruling; legislative remedy.
noun
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; legislat(ion) + -ive
Related forms
legislatively, adverb
nonlegislative, adjective
nonlegislatively, adverb
prelegislative, adjective
pseudolegislative, adjective
quasi-legislative, adjective
quasi-legislatively, adverb
semilegislative, adjective
semilegislatively, adverb
unlegislative, adjective
unlegislatively, adverb
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Examples for legislative
  • Despite the difficult negotiations, that legislative process was simple by comparison.
  • College officials and legislative aides said they expected lawmakers to approve the plan.
  • It is also what it symbolises: the legislative heart of the world's mightiest country.
  • But the coalition is already collaborating on the legislative effort.
  • Hernandez's idea was to provide the legislative equivalent of a wink.
  • EU membership requires further wide-ranging legislative and administrative reforms.
  • That's is really where the legislative trend is heading.
  • Action culminates more than a dozen years of legislative haggling.
  • It's far from clear, however, whether the bill is going anywhere in this legislative session.
  • The presidency is the highest executive office, with direct legislative powers and authority to appoint the cabinet.
British Dictionary definitions for legislative

legislative

/ˈlɛdʒɪslətɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to legislation
2.
having the power or function of legislating a legislative assembly
3.
of or relating to a legislature
noun
4.
(rare) another word for legislature
Derived Forms
legislatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for legislative
legislative
1650s; from legislation or legislator + -ive.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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