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Definition of "legislative" []

  • Of or relating to the enactment of laws. (adjective)
  • Resulting from or decided by legislation. (adjective)
  • Having the power to create laws; intended to legislate. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a legislature. (adjective)
  • The legislative body of a government; a legislature. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "legislative" in a sentence
  • "Oh, * legislative* experience ... but Obama has * more* legislative experience than Hillary ... so, I'm at a loss here ..."
  • "Thus the president or the governor is, in a certain sense, the agent and officer of the legislative power of the state, to carry into effect its decisions, and this _legislative_ power has really the control."
  • "By analogy we can use the term legislative theatre to mean new laws that don't actually improve anything, but merely exist to give the imression that something is being done, or that politicians "care" about a particular issue. ban suicide websites:"