Definition of Legislative

1. Adjective. Relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature. "Legislative council"

Partainyms: Legislature

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or created by legislation. "Legislative proposal"
Derivative terms: Legislate
Partainyms: Legislation

Definition of Legislative

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

Definition of Legislative

1. Adjective. Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; - distinguished from executive: as, a legislative act, a legislative body. ¹

2. Noun. That branch of government which is responsible for making, or having the power to make, a law or laws. ¹

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Definition of Legislative

1. [n -S]

Legislative Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legislative

legionnaire's disease
legionnaire hat
legionnaires' disease
legislative (current term)
legislative act
legislative bodies
legislative body
legislative branch
legislative building
legislative buildings
legislative council

Literary usage of Legislative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"legislative POWER OF THE STATE Division of the legislative Body into two ... The Senate is commonly a legislative body ; but it sometimes becomes an ..."

2. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"The preceding cases will be found as an appendix to the third volume of the legislative Journal of the Senate. Sec. 4. On the trial of James H. Peck, ..."

3. The Veto Power: Its Origin, Development, and Function in the Government of by Edward Campbell Mason (1891)
"legislative power in England down to the appearance of the royal veto. ... Among our German political ancestors both legislative functions were exercised by ..."

4. A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements Until by Louis Houck (1908)
"Act of Congress, — "Territory of Missouri"— Territorial Government — legislative Council Appointed by President — House of Representatives Elected — Howard ..."

5. The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1857)
"legislative branches, constitute the supreme court of appeals ; he is joined with the legislative department in the appointment of. the other judges. ..."

6. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"... form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, ..."

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