- 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
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.
the lawmaking branch of a government; legislature
- 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.
- Besides its legislative functions, the senate is the highest court of justice in the case of political offences or the impeachment of ministers.
- Famous for his speeches at the Jacobin club, he was elected a member of the municipality of Paris, then of the Legislative Assembly, and later of the National Convention.
- By the law of the 20th of February 1906 the Council of the Empire was associated with the Duma as a legislative Upper House; and from this time the legislative power has been exercised normally by the emperor only in concert with the two chambers.
- It shares with the emperor the legislative power, including the discussion and sanctioning of the budget.
- The legislative powers of the parliament have a wide range, many matters being transferred to it from the colonial parliaments.