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1. Composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches: a bicameral legislature.
2. Medicine Composed of or having two chambers, as an abscess divided by a septum.

[bi- + Latin camera, chamber; see chamber + -al.]

bi·cam′er·al·ism n.


1. a legislative body having two branches, houses, or chambers.
2. advocacy of bicameral structure. Cf. unicameralism.bicameralist, n.bicameral, adj.
See also: Government
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16 (BNA): The role of national media as key partner of the bicameral parliament in boosting democratic and development achievements brought about by the royal reforms has been stressed.
In 2000, she was a member of the committee that drafted the National Action Charter and afterwards was appointed as member of the Shura Council, the upper house of the bicameral parliament, and had great influence as Second Deputy Chairperson.
TOKYO (CyHAN)- The lower house of Japan's bicameral parliament endorsed a package of security bills on Thursday allowing Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War II, despite both - popular and parliamentary opposition.
President of the Socialist Party Abduhalim Gaffarov and Chairman of the Democratic Party Saidzhafar Ismonov became the members of the parliament for the first time in the history of the bicameral parliament of the country since 2000.
One of the changes that we will demand is a bicameral parliament, official Albanian language, decentralization of the government from a fiscal aspect too.
That platform foresees constituting a bicameral parliament and declaring the Albanian language as an official language in the whole territory of the country within six months," Sela said.
An ethnic budget, a bicameral parliament, a Badinter principle of decisionmaking in the judiciary and declaring the Albanian official language in the whole territory of Macedonia are some of the issues raised by the ethnic Albanian political parties in Macedonia during the elections.
Once delegates reconvened on Parliament Hill, Speaker Kinsella presented a thoughtful statement on the critical role of the Senate in Canada's bicameral Parliament (see a revised version of this presentation in this issue).
Bhutan's bicameral parliament, the Chi Tshog, consists of the National Council with 25 seats and the National Assembly with 47 seats.
Government: A bicameral Parliament consists of a Senate (93 seats--60 members elected by popular vote for a five-year term, 10 provincial governors nominated by the president and the prime minister, 16 traditional chiefs elected by the Council of Chiefs, two seats held by the president and deputy president of the Council of Chiefs, and five members appointed by the president) and a House of Assembly (210 seats--members elected by popular vote for five-year terms).
Bokhari also suggest constitution of joint standing committees of the bicameral parliament to ensure expeditious and unanimous legislation.
In order to ensure that the people's most important social, political and economic interests are represented, Equatorial Guinea established a bicameral Parliament and an advisory board for the President of the Republic.