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legislative assembly

n (often capitals)
1. (Law) the bicameral legislature in 28 states of the US
2. (Law) the lower chamber of the bicameral state legislatures in several Commonwealth countries, such as Australia
3. (Law) the unicameral legislature in most Canadian provinces
4. (Law) any assembly with legislative powers
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leg′islative assem′bly

n. (often caps.)
1. a bicameral legislature, as in certain U.S. states.
2. the lower house in a bicameral legislature.
3. a unicameral legislature, as in most Canadian provinces.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legislative assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal lawslegislative assembly - 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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