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"legislative" in British English

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legislativeadjective

uk   /ˈledʒ.ɪ.slə.tɪv/ us   /ˈledʒ.ə.slə.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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(Definition of legislative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legislative" in American English

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legislativeadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈledʒ·əsˌleɪ·t̬ɪv/
politics & government relating to the making of laws: Congress is the legislative branch of government.
(Definition of legislative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"legislative" in Business English

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legislativeadjective

uk   /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
(Definition of legislative from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “legislative”
in Arabic تَشريعي…
in Korean 입법의, 입법부의…
in Portuguese legislativo…
in Catalan legislatiu…
in Japanese 立法上の, 立法権のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律的, 立法的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律的, 立法的…
in Italian legislativo…
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