Definition of legislative
1a : having the power or performing the function of legislatingb : 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
2a : of or relating to a legislature legislative committeesb : composed of members of a legislature legislative caucusc : created by a legislature especially as distinguished from an executive or judicial bodyd : designed to assist a legislature or its members a legislative research agency
3 : of, concerned with, or created by legislation legislative courts
Examples of legislative in a Sentence
the legislative branch of the government
She is interested in the legislative process.
Recent Examples of legislative from the Web
But House Speaker Jeff Hoover’s office said this week that Louisville officials haven’t made any efforts toward a legislative fix or any other measure aimed at addressing California's concerns.
Just last week, the Trump administration had some arguably major political, policy, and legislative accomplishments.
Dial said legislative committees lose credibility if misleading or incomplete information is allowed to stand.
Baumgartner proposed a bill with virtually the same concept earlier in the legislative session.
The two sides disagree on those issues, but legislative leaders tried to cast the negotiations as progressing.
The ACLU of New Jersey is watching a number of similar legislative bills in relation to civilian interaction with the police.
After that, Democrats will be allowed to offer unlimited amendments, with no debate, in a legislative frenzy known as a vote-a-rama.
CNN's New Day also did the legislative politics of healthcare but segued right into Trump's switcheroo in saying Obama stole his adjective in describing the health bill.
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First Known Use of legislative
First Known Use of legislative
LEGISLATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of legislative for English Language Learners
: having the power to make laws
: relating to the making of laws
LEGISLATIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of legislative for Students
1 : having the power or authority to make laws the legislative branch of government
2 : of or relating to the action or process by which laws are made legislative history
Legal Definition of legislative
1a : 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 administrative 2, executive, judicial
2a : of or relating to a legislature legislative committees b : composed of members of a legislature legislative caucus c : created or effectuated 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
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