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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - persons who make or amend or repeal lawslaw-makers - 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
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As a company of law-makers you may or may not be excellent people--that is, I suppose, according to one's political opinions.
Parents who never showed their love, complain of want of natural affection in their children; children who never showed their duty, complain of want of natural feeling in their parents; law-makers who find both so miserable that their affections have never had enough of life's sun to develop them, are loud in their moralisings over parents and children too, and cry that the very ties of nature are disregarded.
The message that goes out to the masses is that our law-makers preach what they themselves don't practise.
THE roll-out of video assistant referees throughout professional football will move one step closer today when the game's law-makers meet in Zurich.
People are dying because of NHS cutbacks, they are going hungry and freezing because of lack of benefits, schools are closing down, and we are being robbed by a system designed by the law-makers to hide their money
4 million surplus, and law-makers are set next week to begin budget hearings for the next fiscal year.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court has admitted a petition filed by PML-N ex-senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah seeking directives for acceptance of resignations by MQM law-makers.
Lady Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court, yesterday said it would not be beyond the wit of law-makers to devise a process which identified the "few" who should be allowed to have assistance.
The European Economic and Social Committee, whose members include trade unionists and employers, advises EU law-makers.
As powerful Washington law-makers attacked Moscow over its strong support for Assad's regime, another annual round of a GCC-Russian dialogue for strategic co-operation, this time held in Kuwait, on Feb.
FOOTBALL'S law-makers will study the use of video replays by match officials and sin-bins, it has been announced.
History buffs and crime fans will be equally intrigued by this atmospheric account of the law-makers and law-breakers of past times.