[lej-is-ley-cher] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tʃər/
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.
a body of persons vested with power to make, amend, and repeal laws Compare executive, judiciary
1670s; see legislator + -ure.
[lee-jist] /ˈli dʒɪst/ noun 1. an expert in law, especially ancient law. /ˈliːdʒɪst/ noun 1. a person versed in the law
[luh-jit] /ləˈdʒɪt/ Informal. adjective 1. . 2. (of a singing voice) trained in a classical or operatic tradition. 3. having such a singing voice. 4. being a singer with such a voice. noun 5. the theater or stage. /lɪˈdʒɪt/ adjective 1. short for legitimate noun 2. legitimate or professionally respectable drama colloquial shortening of legitimate, […]
[lej-i-tim] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪ tɪm/ noun, Roman and Civil Law, Scots Law. 1. the part of an estate that children or other close relatives can claim against the decedent’s testament.
[li-jit-uh-muh-see] /lɪˈdʒɪt ə mə si/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . n. 1690s, of children; general use by 1836; see legitimate + -cy. Legitimateness an earlier word for it.