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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 ?
My public servants have been fools and rogues from the date of your accession to power," replied the State; "my legislative bodies, both State and municipal, are bands of thieves; my taxes are insupportable; my courts are corrupt; my cities are a disgrace to civilisation; my corporations have their hands at the throats of every private interest - all my affairs are in disorder and criminal confusion.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
But, instead of a sweeping victory with chief executive officers and majorities in all legislative bodies, we found ourselves in the minority.
legislative bodies it is customary to mention all members as
But Aquino pointed out that the Constitution has envisioned Congress as two legislative bodies - the Senate and the House, which should vote separately on bills such as changing the name of a street.
The minister praised the MP's sincere efforts in discussing cooperation between the executive and the legislative bodies in achieving their aspirations as well as improving the quality and efficiency of these services.
During the meeting the parties exchanged opinions of the activity of legislative bodies of the partner cities.
the National Assembly and the provincial assemblies where participants of the development course (being held at PIPS) from Senate, National Assembly, four provincial assemblies, and legislative bodies of AJ and K and Gilgil Baltistan visited Senate.
KUWAIT, Oct 4 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim said on Tuesday that he is "optimistic" that the two legislative bodies dealing with the issue of fuel prices will come to an agreement in their meeting on Wednesday.
RIYADH: Shoura Council will host a two-day meeting of the heads of legislative bodies from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in Riyadh beginning Wednesday to further bolster the mutual cooperation.
Kuwait, Muharram 4, 1435, Nov 7, 2013, SPA -- The Parliamentary Coordination Committee and Foreign Relations of the GCC Legislative Councils discussed here today ways of enhancing joint cooperation between legislative bodies in the GCC states.
Meanwhile, councillors approved a Royal Decree granting the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission the right to rule on legislative disputes between the executive and legislative bodies.

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