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legislature

a group invested with the power to make, alter, and repeal laws: The legislature will convene again in January.
Not to be confused with:
legislator – one who makes laws: This is his first term of office as a legislator.

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.
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