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"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.
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"legislative" in British English

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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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(Definition of legislative from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 ​statedeficit. The ​pricingplanfailed 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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