legislative body

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Noun1.legislative body - persons who make or amend or repeal lawslegislative body - 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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This would have been the case in the constitution examined by him, if the king, who is the sole executive magistrate, had possessed also the complete legislative power, or the supreme administration of justice; or if the entire legislative body had possessed the supreme judiciary, or the supreme executive authority.
The executive magistrate has a qualified negative on the legislative body, and the Senate, which is a part of the legislature, is a court of impeachment for members both of the executive and judiciary departments.
As well the latter, as the former, seem to have regarded the practice of impeachments as a bridle in the hands of the legislative body upon the executive servants of the government.
The period was hardly, if at all, earlier than that of our story, when a dispute concerning the right of property in a pig not only caused a fierce and bitter contest in the legislative body of the colony, but resulted in an important modification of the framework itself of the legislature.
We have seen the Tuileries, the Napoleon Column, the Madeleine, that wonder of wonders the tomb of Napoleon, all the great churches and museums, libraries, imperial palaces, and sculpture and picture galleries, the Pantheon, Jardin des Plantes, the opera, the circus, the legislative body, the billiard rooms, the barbers, the grisettes--
In my nine years in the House, and three years sa Senado, ang alam ko may bicameral legislative body tayo.
Also, a proposed revision must be set forth by the two Houses of Congress voting separately, in keeping with the deliberative nature of our bilateral legislative body," Fajardo said.
Mitch McConnell is expected to keep the top leadership job in the country's highest legislative body.
On the third day of its conference, head of the Pan-African Parliament Roger Dang called on Egypt to sign a protocol that would make the parliament into a legislative body across Africa.
Minister of Transport Sulaiman Al-Hamdan has described the Cabinet's decision for a total separation of General Authority of Civil Aviation's (GACA) responsibilities as an independent legislative body from the board of directors of Saudi Arabian Airline as a move that is in best interests of the air transport sector.
The new House Speaker will be decided on June 2 by the newly-elected MPs after they convene to form the new legislative body, the secretary general of the parliament,Vasiliki Anastasiadou said on Monday.
November 3, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese minister of presidency affairs, Salah al-Din Wanasi, on Monday has deposited new amendments to the 2005 transitional constitution into the national legislative body allowing the president to appoint and dismiss states' governors.

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