- The definition of legislative is someone or something with the power to make laws or rules.
An example of legislative is the United States Congress.
Congress is the legislative branch of the U. S. government.
- of legislation: legislative powers
- ☆ of a legislature or its members: legislative party whip
- having the power to make laws: a legislative assembly
- brought about or enforced by legislation
- Of or relating to the enactment of laws.
- Resulting from or decided by legislation.
- Having the power to draft and enact laws; intended to legislate.
- Of or relating to a legislature.
(comparative more legislative, superlative most legislative)
- Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; - distinguished from executive: as, a legislative act, a legislative body.
- Although enormously influential in shaping the laws of the land, The House of Lords are not actually a legislative body.
- The legislative framework provides much opportunity for correction and amendment of poorly thought out bills.