Congress is the legislative branch of the U. S. government.
- 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.
- 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.