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legislative

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈledʒ·əsˌleɪ·t̬ɪv/ us  
politics & government relating to the making of laws: Congress is the legislative branch of government.
Translations of “legislative”
in Korean 입법의, 입법부의…
in Arabic تَشريعي…
in Portuguese legislativo…
in Catalan legislatiu…
in Japanese 立法上の, 立法権のある…
in Italian legislativo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律的, 立法的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律的, 立法的…
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