Leg"is*la*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. l'egislatij.]

1.

Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; -- distinguished from executive; as, a legislative act; a legislative body.

The supreme legislative power of England was lodged in the king and great council, or what was afterwards called the Parliament. Hume.

2.

Of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to legislation; as, the transaction of legislative business; the legislative style.

 

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