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1legislative

adjective leg·is·la·tive \ˈle-jəs-ˌlā-tiv, -lə-\

: having the power to make laws

: relating to the making of laws

Full Definition of LEGISLATIVE

1
a :  having the power or performing the function of legislating
b :  belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as making laws, levying and collecting taxes, and making financial appropriations — compare executive, judicial
2
a :  of or relating to a legislature <legislative committees>
b :  composed of members of a legislature <legislative caucus>
c :  created by a legislature especially as distinguished from an executive or judicial body
d :  designed to assist a legislature or its members <a legislative research agency>
3
:  of, concerned with, or created by legislation <legislative courts>
leg·is·la·tive·ly adverb

Examples of LEGISLATIVE

  1. the legislative branch of the government
  2. She is interested in the legislative process.

First Known Use of LEGISLATIVE

1640

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2legislative

noun

Definition of LEGISLATIVE

:  the body or department exercising the power and function of legislating :  legislature

First Known Use of LEGISLATIVE

1642

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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