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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Now, only Beijing-approved candidates are appointed to the SAR's office of chief executive, which functions as the leader of a 'rubber stamp legislature' that is expected to simply pass legislation introduced and approved by pro-Beijing lawmakers.
It quoted the President as saying: 'The Executive does not desire a rubber stamp Legislature. While separation of powers is essential, collaboration among all Arms of Government should be the name of the game.
It comes ahead of the opening of the country's rubber stamp legislature on Thursday.