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legislative

Legal Definition of legislative

Adjective

  1. Having the power to legislate
  2. That makes or enacts laws

Noun

  1. The law making power of government

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Definition of legislative

Pronunciation

Adjective

legislative (comparative more legislative, superlative most legislative)

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

    Although enormously influential in shaping the laws of the land, The House of Lords are not actually a legislative body.

    The legislative framework provides much opportunity for correction and amendment of poorly thought out bills.

Noun

legislative (uncountable)

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

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