legislative - definition and synonyms

adjective [usually before noun] 

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  1. 1
    relating to laws or to the process of creating new laws

    legislative proposals that would reduce the amount of hazardous waste

    the legislative power of the upper house

  2. 2
    used for talking about groups of people who have the power to create new laws

    a legislative body/assembly/council/authority

    legislative elections (=for electing people to a legislative body)

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