legislative

[ lej-is-ley-tiv ]
/ ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv /

adjective

having the function of making laws: a legislative body.
of or relating to the enactment of laws: legislative proceedings; legislative power.
pertaining to a legislature: a legislative recess.
enacted or ordained by legislation or a legislature: legislative ruling; legislative remedy.

noun


Nearby words

  1. legionnaire's disease,
  2. legionnaires' disease,
  3. legis.,
  4. legislate,
  5. legislation,
  6. legislative assembly,
  7. legislative branch,
  8. legislative council,
  9. legislative veto,
  10. legislator

Origin of legislative

First recorded in 1635–45; legislat(ion) + -ive

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-legislative

legislative

/ (ˈlɛdʒɪslətɪv) /

adjective

of or relating to legislation
having the power or function of legislatinga legislative assembly
of or relating to a legislature

noun

rare another word for legislature
Derived Formslegislatively, adverb

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Word Origin and History for quasi-legislative

legislative

adj.

1640s; from legislator + -ive. Related: Legislatively.

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