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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a legislator or legislature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a legislator or legislature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to legislation or legislators: as, legislatorial power or dictation.
  • Having the power of a legislator; acting as a legislator or legislature.


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  • Consider this: in December of 2005, after agreeing to Senator John McCain's legislatorial provision to ban torture, President Bush made the following comment concerning the ban, "Make it clear to the world that this government does not torture and that we adhere to the international convention of torture, whether it be here at home or abroad."

    Our Legacy

  • Brought up amidst official duties, and aiming constantly at legislatorial distinction, he had acquired eminent skill in managing

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • We therefore arranged that our Annual Fair should be held a fortnight later than usual, and that the proceeds (a circumstance known only to the managers) should be devoted to a series of choice suppers, at which we entertained, not only the Governor and our friends in both Houses, but also, like true Christians, our legislatorial enemies.

    Beauty and the Beast: and Tales of Home

  • But we do regard it as matter of satisfaction that, on the whole, the process which is being now resorted to will tend rather to abridge than to widen the distance between the legislatorial power and the settled convictions

    Reconstruction, British and American

  • The Lords will have a good debate or two, but can do little legislatorial work unless it please the other House to supply the material to work upon.

    London: Saturday, May 23, 1864

  • The cause of this was, that Mr. Johnson and those concerned in calling the meeting had, in their advertisements, stated one of the objects to be, that of electing a representative or legislatorial attorney for Manchester.

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 3

  • On the 15th Bills of Indictment were found, at Chester, against Sir Charles Wolseley and the Rev. Joseph Harrison, for political speeches made at a great public meeting for Reform, at Stockport; and on the 31st the Gazette contained a proclamation against seditious meetings, particularly denouncing the election of representatives or legislatorial attorneys as illegal.

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 3

  • It was very easy to discover that the motive of Mr. Johnson for advising the people of the Metropolis to elect me their legislatorial attorney, was, that he might be elected for Manchester at the ensuing meeting.

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 3

  • Smithfield Meeting, be elected the representative and legislatorial attorney for the unrepresented people of the Metropolis, &c. He also alluded to the great public meeting, which was to be held at Manchester in the beginning of August, and stated, that it was the intention of the people on that day to follow the example of the people of Birmingham and the Metropolis.

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 3

  • Dr. Watson and his friends were particularly active in procuring this meeting, and when the committee invited me to take the chair, I did not hesitate a moment to accept it, though, at the same time, I made up my mind to be particularly careful as to what resolutions were passed, &c. and by no means to be led into the scheme of electing any legislatorial attorney, as they had done at

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 3


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