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legislative adj

1 a : having the power or performing the function of legislating
b : belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as making laws, levying and collecting taxes, and making financial appropriations compare administrative, executive, judicial
2 a : of or relating to a legislature [ committees]
b : composed of members of a legislature [ caucus]
c : created or effectuated by a legislature esp. as distinguished from an executive or judicial body
d : designed to assist a legislature or its members [a research agency]
3 : of, concerned with, or created by legislation
leg·is·la·tive·ly adv

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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