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Definitions of legislative

  1. Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; - distinguished from executive; as, a legislative act; a legislative body. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Pertaining to, or enacted by, law; having the power to make laws. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Giving or enacting laws: pertaining to legislation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Pertaining to legislation or to a legislature. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Enacting law or the laws; pertaining to legislation; done by legislation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Giving or enacting laws; done by enacting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for legislative

  1. If the president changes his cabinet at any time, they have nothing to say about it, for its members are not important as wheels in the legislative machinery. – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  2. Elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1791, he also became President of the Convention. – A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler