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leg·is·la·ture

 (lĕj′ĭ-slā′chər)
n.
An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation.

legislature

(ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtʃə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a body of persons vested with power to make, amend, and repeal laws. Compare executive, judiciary

leg•is•la•ture

(ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tʃər)

n.
1. a deliberative body of persons, usu. 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 judiciary.
2. Canadian. the building in which a provincial legislature meets.
[1670–80]

Legislature

 a body of persons elected or invested with the power to make laws, 1676.

legislature

The branch of a government that decides on the laws for a state.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legislature - persons who make or amend or repeal lawslegislature - persons who make or amend or repeal laws
scrutin uninomial system, scrutin uninominal voting system, single-member system, uninominal system, uninominal voting system - based on the principle of having only one member (as of a legislature) selected from each electoral district
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
senate - assembly possessing high legislative powers
Congress, U.S. Congress, United States Congress, US Congress - the legislature of the United States government
house - an official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral legislature has two houses"
legislative council - a unicameral legislature
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
congress - a national legislative assembly
diet - a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)
parliament - a legislative assembly in certain countries
Duma - a legislative body in the ruling assembly of Russia and of some other republics in the former USSR
sergeant at arms, serjeant-at-arms - an officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands
appropriation - money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose

legislature

noun parliament, house, congress, diet, senate, assembly, chamber, law-making body What are the proposals before the legislature?
Translations
هَيْئَة تَشْريعِيَّه
zákonodárný sborlegislativa
lovgivende myndighed
lainsäädäntöelin
törvényhozó testület
löggjafi, löggjafarsamkunda
立法府
zákonodarný zbor
millet meclisiyasama kurulu

legislature

[ˈledʒɪslətʃəʳ] Nasamblea f legislativa, legislatura f (LAm)

legislature

[ˈlɛdʒɪslətʃər] ncorps m législatif

legislature

nLegislative f

legislature

[ˈlɛdʒɪslətʃəʳ] norgani mpl legislativi, potere m legislativo

legislate

(ˈledʒisleit) verb
to make laws. The government plan to legislate against the import of foreign cars.
ˌlegiˈslation noun
1. the act of legislating.
2. a law or group of laws.
ˈlegislative (-lətiv) adjective
law-making. a legislative assembly; legislative powers.
ˈlegislator noun
a person who makes laws.
ˈlegislature (-lətʃə) noun
the part of the government which has the power of making laws.
References in classic literature ?
enforce the wishes of the legislative power until such time as the
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Hence, with the creation of different 'states' with its own legislative power, one state may legalize abortion, divorce, and gay marriage while others may not allow it or may provide certain restrictions if ever the same is legalized in their respective areas.
All the stakeholders of this issue had, however, agreed on other reforms like giving more legislative power to the provincial assembly and authorities in light of the 18th amendment.
Download Khreis warns Parliament vacuum would extend to presidency NNA - MP Ali Khreis on Thursday underlined that vacuum on the level of the legislative power would extend to reach all the state institutions, starting with the presidency of the republic.
3) The importance of this controversy to the modern administrative state is clear: if the Constitution forbids Congress from delegating legislative power to administrative agencies, and agencies today exercise legislative power, much (but not all) of the modern administrative state is unconstitutional.
He said in a press statement today that: The time has come to hold accountable the heads of corruption that distorted the political process for the real path and caused the destruction of the political process," noting that "corruption scandals of politicians who are at the head of the legislative power on and out through the questioning of the Minister of Defense revealed the size of the plots and depth financial, administrative and moral corruption of those politicians, and also revealed the right orientations of the Reform Front, which demanded the removal of the presidency, which disrupted the legislative institution and its legislative and regulatory role.
Contract Awarded for Legislative Power House Nano-Filtration Water Treatment, Regina, Saskatchewan
26 (BNA)-- Head of the Shura Council's Financial and Economic Affairs Committee Khalid Hussain Al Masqati stressed that the visions of the independents from the legislative power will be based on the constitution and the National Action Charter, pointing out that those visions are being mapped out into one document that will be submitted to the Royal Court within two weeks at the latest.
These provisions serve the twin aims of protecting individuals from an improper use of legislative power and reinforcing the doctrine of separation of powers.
With our votes, we give Parliament the legislative power to make laws.

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