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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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The first Nepalese constitution has thus instituted a bicameral legislature with the upper house giving equal representation to all provinces.
Senator Rabbani will be remembered most, however, for putting together the meeting of the Committee of the Whole the single step that transformed the entire bicameral legislature into a committee to focus on important national issues.
It is an established norm in the parliamentary politics that political parties with majority votes was asked to elect leader of the of the houses for bicameral legislature.
The 1973 Constitution provides for a parliamentary form of Government with a bicameral legislature, comprising of the National Assembly and the Senate .
BOMAS TALKSDuring the lengthy Bomas talks, it had initially been agreed that Kenya should adopt a bicameral Legislature and a dual-Executive system, with a Prime Minister as head of government and President as head of state.
Indeed, it would be absurd for one chamber of a bicameral legislature to be able to change the fundamental law of the land without the participation and assent of the other chamber,'' he said.
They were written with a unicameral legislature in mind, only for the commission that approved it deciding on a bicameral legislature late in the day, leaving no time for the text to be revised accordingly.
However, Alvarez said it's still up to the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments' four technical working groups to propose the features of the new federal government, including whether to retain a bicameral legislature or adopt a unicameral body for the purpose.
Prior to his nomination as a member of the upper house of the state's bicameral legislature, Tassaduq Mufti resigned as head of the cell.
In Japan, the prime minister nominates the BOJ governor for confirmation by the Diet, Japan's Bicameral legislature.
For this purpose, the upper house of the bicameral legislature, known variously including the Senate, provides a feasible platform to the units for representation on the principle of equality.
Reading from a 71-page document on the floor of the National Assembly - lower house of Pakistan's bicameral legislature - Dar claimed that looking back few would have conceived the "economic turnaround" that his government would author but that now world's leading international ratings agencies like Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch have raised the ratings for the country.