Definition of legislative :
1. Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; - distinguished from executive; as, a legislative act; a legislative body.
2. Of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to legislation; as, the transaction of legislative business; the legislative style.
from the legislature, legislational, authoritative, parliamentarian, parliamentary, legislatorial, enacting, lawgiving, statute-making, by the legislature, juridical, nomothetic, senatorial, decreeing, ordaining, synodical, congressional, aldermanic, jurisdictive
legal (part of speech: adjective)
- That these were sometimes conducive to high honours, yet that a great part of the legislative body of the nation were entitled to their rank and situation by birth. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.
- These are the two prevailing currents of opinion, clashing against each other, losing patience with each other, and attempting to get the best of each other by means of agitation and organization, movements and anti- movements, of one kind and another, including legislative enactments. - "Heart and Soul", Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post).
- It was a great step forward that the Congress of Vienna was able, for the first time, to create general international law by agreement, and that thereby general international law of the legislative kind could come into existence side by side with the customary law of nations. - "The Future of International Law", Lassa Oppenheim.