Usage examples for legislative

  1. If the president changes his cabinet at any time, they have nothing to say about it, for its members are not important as wheels in the legislative machinery. – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  2. Elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1791, he also became President of the Convention. – A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
  3. In some ways the relation is very close, but it is rather legislative and judicial than administrative. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  4. Oh, yes, I think I've heard his name, And read that in the legislative game He comes to take a hand, with voice and vote. – Love's Comedy by Henrik Ibsen
  5. A constitution is a legislative act of the whole people. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  6. He had a public- spirited side, and he was particularly attracted by that mass of modern legislative proposals which aims at a more systematic control of the lives of lower class persons for their own good by their betters. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  7. These are in the political and legislative sphere alone. – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  8. Such was the history of the legislative assembly. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  9. In short, he had done everything possible to avoid a conflict between the executive and legislative branches of the Government, and since he had been assured that the President's aims, like his own, were in the direction of peace and concord, he was amazed when they were vetoed. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  10. But their declared purpose is to save time and to enable the legislative business to move smoothly. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  11. " In no place," he declared later in a communication to the Secretary of the Territory, " is there any power vested in the Legislative Assembly independent of the Governor." – History of the Constitutions of Iowa by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
  12. Congress directed the Southern States to be divided into five military districts, with a military commander of each, and all subordinate to the general of the army, who was charged with keeping the peace, until civil governments in the States should be established by the legislative department of national authority. – Ulysses S. Grant by Walter Allen
  13. They found they were governed, not by men responsible to the legislature and the people, but by governors and officials who controlled both the executive and legislative councils. – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  14. The incident is certainly one of the most extraordinary of the session - of any Legislative session ever held in this State, in fact. – Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 by Franklin Hichborn
  15. The harmony it has introduced between the legislative and executive branches, between the people and both of them, and between all and the General Government, are so many steps towards securing that union of action and effort in all its parts, without which no nation can be happy or safe. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  16. Legislative license is sheer humbug- mere abstract paper thunder under which every ignorance and abuse can still go on. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  17. Behind this looms the deeply- cutting Schema on the Church; and when that is triumphantly passed, the Schema on the Pope appears as the crown of the grand legislative work. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  18. Executive power rests with a President, elected for 4 years; legislative, with a Congress of two houses. – Alden's Handy Atlas of the World by John B. Alden
  19. The intense agitation in political circles did not, however, prevent Mr. Webster from delivering one very important speech, nor from carrying through successfully one of the most important and practically useful measures of his legislative career. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge