from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the enactment of laws.
- adj. Resulting from or decided by legislation.
- adj. Having the power to create laws; intended to legislate.
- adj. Of or relating to a legislature.
- n. The legislative body of a government; a legislature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; - distinguished from executive: as, a legislative act, a legislative body.
- n. That branch of government which is responsible for making, or having the power to make, a law or laws.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; -- distinguished from
- adj. Of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to legislation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resulting from legislation; ordained by a legislator or a legislature; having statutory force or quality: as, legislative proceedings; a legislative prohibition.
- Having power to legislate; enacting or uttering laws; lawmaking: as, a legislative body; legislative authority.
- Of or belonging to a legislature; relating to or consisting of a body of legislators: as, a legislative committee; a legislative vote; a legislative recess.
- n. A person, as a prince or dictator, or a body of persons, as a parliamentary assembly, invested with authority to make or alter laws. Compare executive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature
- adj. of or relating to or created by legislation
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