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legislative

adjective
 
 
/ˈledʒɪslətɪv/ US   /-ṱɪv/ LAW
relating to laws and the process of making laws: A special legislative session has been called to deal with the state deficit. The pricing plan failed to win legislative approval before the close of the session last week. a legislative leader/director/committee a legislative process/proposal/initiative
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…
(Definition of legislative from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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