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a veto exercised by a legislature nullifying or reversing an action, decision, etc., of the executive branch.


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  • Legislator

    [lej-is-ley-ter] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tər/ noun 1. a person who gives or makes laws. 2. a member of a body. /ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtə/ noun 1. a person concerned with the making or enactment of laws 2. a member of a legislature n. c.1600, from Latin legis lator “proposer of a law,” from legis, genitive of lex “law” + […]

  • Legislatorial

    [lej-is-luh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌlɛdʒ ɪs ləˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ adjective 1. of or relating to a , legislature, or legislation; legislative. /ˌlɛdʒɪsləˈtɔːrɪəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a legislator or legislature

  • Legislatrix

    [lej-is-ley-triks] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ trɪks/ noun, plural legislatrixes, legislatrices [lej-is-ley-tri-seez, -luh-trahy-seez] /ˌlɛdʒ ɪsˈleɪ trɪˌsiz, -ləˈtraɪ siz/ (Show IPA) 1. a woman who is a member of a legislature. 2. a woman who makes or promulgates laws.

  • Legislature

    [lej-is-ley-cher] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tʃər/ noun 1. a deliberative body of persons, usually elective, who are empowered to make, change, or repeal the laws of a country or state; the branch of government having the power to make laws, as distinguished from the executive and judicial branches of government. /ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtʃə/ noun 1. a body of persons […]

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