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Meaning of LEGISLATIVE

Pronunciation:  'lejis`leytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of or relating to or created by legislation; "legislative proposal"
  2. [adj]  relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature; "legislative council"
 

LEGISLATIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with L.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Leg"is*la*tive\ (l[e^]j"[i^]s*l[asl]*t[i^]v), a.
[Cf. F. l['e]gislatif.]
1. Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws;
   lawmaking; -- distinguished from {executive}; as, a
   legislative act; a legislative body.

         The supreme legislative power of England was lodged
         in the king and great council, or what was
         afterwards called the Parliament.     --Hume.

2. Of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to
   legislation; as, the transaction of legislative business;
   the legislative style.

 
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