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Legislature vs. Legislative

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Legislaturenoun

A governmental body with the power to make, amend and repeal laws.

Legislativeadjective

Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking

‘a legislative act’; ‘Although enormously influential in shaping the laws of the land, The House of Lords are not actually a legislative body.’; ‘The legislative framework provides much opportunity for correction and amendment of poorly thought out bills.’;

Legislaturenoun

(Canada) A legislative building.

Legislativenoun

That branch of government which is responsible for making, or having the power to make, a law or laws.

Legislaturenoun

The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.

‘Without the concurrent consent of all three parts of the legislature, no law is, or can be, made.’;

Legislativeadjective

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.’;

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Legislaturenoun

persons who make or amend or repeal laws

Legislativeadjective

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

Legislaturenoun

the legislative body of a country or state

‘the Nevada state legislature passed a law to prohibit dumping of nuclear waste’;

Legislativeadjective

relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature;

‘legislative council’;

Legislature

A legislature is an assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. They are often contrasted with the executive and judicial branches of parliamentary government in the separation of powers model.

Legislativeadjective

of or relating to or created by legislation;

‘legislative proposal’;

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