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legislative meaning

EN[ˈledʒɪslətɪv] [ˈledʒɪsleɪtɪv]
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FR législative

    Definition of legislative in English Dictionary

  • NounSUF-ive
    1. That branch of government which is responsible for making, or having the power to make, a law or laws.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore legislativeSUPmost legislative
      1. Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; - distinguished from executive: as, a legislative act, a legislative body.
        1. Although enormously influential in shaping the laws of the land, The House of Lords are not actually a legislative body.
        2. The legislative framework provides much opportunity for correction and amendment of poorly thought out bills.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The chairman sat on the report until the end of the legislative session.
        • He was the minority leader's political eyes and ears— nicknamed "the Electrician," due to all the intrigue and legislative shenanigans he was wired into.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ive
          • Nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
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          1. en legislatively
          2. en legislative body
          3. en legislative bodies
          4. en legislative branch
          5. en legislative session
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of legislative for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "legislative" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum.
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