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leg·is·la·tive

 (lĕj′ĭ-slā′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the enactment of laws.
2. Resulting from or decided by legislation.
3. Having the power to draft and enact laws; intended to legislate.
4. Of or relating to a legislature.

leg′is·la′tive·ly adv.

legislative

(ˈlɛdʒɪslətɪv)
adj
1. (Law) of or relating to legislation
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) having the power or function of legislating: a legislative assembly.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to a legislature
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare another word for legislature
ˈlegislatively adv

leg•is•la•tive

(ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. having the function of making laws: a legislative body.
2. of or pertaining to the enactment of laws: legislative proceedings.
3. pertaining to a legislature: a legislative recess.
4. enacted or ordained by legislation or a legislature: a legislative ruling.
n.
5. the legislature.
[1635–45]
leg′is•la`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.legislative - relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature; "legislative council"
2.legislative - of or relating to or created by legislation; "legislative proposal"

legislative

adjective law-making, parliamentary, congressional, judicial, ordaining, law-giving, juridical, jurisdictive the country's highest legislative body
Translations
سُلْطَة تَشْريعِيَّه
zákonodárný
lovgivende
törvényhozó
löggjafar-
zákonodarný
yasama ile ilgili

legislative

[ˈledʒɪslətɪv]
A. ADJlegislativo
B. CPD legislative action Nacción f legislativa
legislative body Ncuerpo m legislativo

legislative

[ˈlɛdʒɪslətɪv] adj [body, assembly] → législatif/ive; [reform, programme, proposal] → législatif/ive; [elections] → législatif/ive

legislative

adjgesetzgebend, legislativ (geh); legislative reformsGesetzesreformen pl; legislative programme (Brit) or program (US) (of government)Gesetzgebungsprogramm nt

legislative

[ˈlɛdʒɪslətɪv] adjlegislativo/a

legislate

(ˈledʒisleit) verb
to make laws. The government plan to legislate against the import of foreign cars.
ˌlegiˈslation noun
1. the act of legislating.
2. a law or group of laws.
ˈlegislative (-lətiv) adjective
law-making. a legislative assembly; legislative powers.
ˈlegislator noun
a person who makes laws.
ˈlegislature (-lətʃə) noun
the part of the government which has the power of making laws.
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The period was hardly, if at all, earlier than that of our story, when a dispute concerning the right of property in a pig not only caused a fierce and bitter contest in the legislative body of the colony, but resulted in an important modification of the framework itself of the legislature.
Perhaps the only formal whaling code authorized by legislative enactment, was that of Holland.
But, since the legislative act of 1850, when she heard, with perfect surprise and consternation, Christian and humane people actually recommending the remanding escaped fugitives into slavery, as a duty binding on good citizens,--when she heard, on all hands, from kind, compassionate and estimable people, in the free states of the North, deliberations and discussions as to what Christian duty could be on this head,--she could only think, These men and Christians cannot know what slavery is; if they did, such a question could never be open for discussion.
This project could not be of any great expense to the public; and might in my poor opinion, be of much use for the despatch of business, in those countries where senates have any share in the legislative power; beget unanimity, shorten debates, open a few mouths which are now closed, and close many more which are now open; curb the petulancy of the young, and correct the positiveness of the old; rouse the stupid, and damp the pert.
A constitution for the people, and the distribution of legislative, executive, and judicial powers was prepared.
It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority.
The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
Prince Andrew, as one closely connected with Speranski and participating in the work of the legislative commission, could give reliable information about that sitting, concerning which various rumors were current.
The hero's rogue servant, Chispa, seemed to me, then and long afterwards, so fine a bit of Spanish character that I chose his name for my first pseudonym when I began to write for the newspapers, and signed my legislative correspondence for a Cincinnati paper with it.
My public servants have been fools and rogues from the date of your accession to power," replied the State; "my legislative bodies, both State and municipal, are bands of thieves; my taxes are insupportable; my courts are corrupt; my cities are a disgrace to civilisation; my corporations have their hands at the throats of every private interest - all my affairs are in disorder and criminal confusion.
enforce the wishes of the legislative power until such time as the