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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - persons who make or amend or repeal lawslaw-makers - 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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As a company of law-makers you may or may not be excellent people--that is, I suppose, according to one's political opinions.
'Parents who never showed their love, complain of want of natural affection in their children; children who never showed their duty, complain of want of natural feeling in their parents; law-makers who find both so miserable that their affections have never had enough of life's sun to develop them, are loud in their moralisings over parents and children too, and cry that the very ties of nature are disregarded.
He said that the federal government supports the present set-up in Sindh but some serious law-makers of the PPP have approached the PTI to come forward for bringing a change in the province.
The House is returning the first woman to the speaker's office as Democrats take the majority with a large class of new law-makers.
THE International Football Association Board - the game's law-makers - has been tweeting smugly about the perceived success of VAR.
The message that goes out to the masses is that our law-makers preach what they themselves don't practise.
THE roll-out of video assistant referees throughout professional football will move one step closer today when the game's law-makers meet in Zurich.
People are dying because of NHS cutbacks, they are going hungry and freezing because of lack of benefits, schools are closing down, and we are being robbed by a system designed by the law-makers to hide their money!
Arkansas ended the last fiscal year with a $177.4 million surplus, and law-makers are set next week to begin budget hearings for the next fiscal year.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court has admitted a petition filed by PML-N ex-senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah seeking directives for acceptance of resignations by MQM law-makers.
The European Economic and Social Committee, whose members include trade unionists and employers, advises EU law-makers. It will visit Stormont and Belfast City Hall.
As powerful Washington law-makers attacked Moscow over its strong support for Assad's regime, another annual round of a GCC-Russian dialogue for strategic co-operation, this time held in Kuwait, on Feb.