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legislativeadjective

uk   /ˈledʒ.ɪ.slə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/ formal
relating to laws or the making of laws: The European Parliament will have greater legislative powers (= ability to make laws).
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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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