legislative body

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Noun1.legislative body - persons who make or amend or repeal lawslegislative body - 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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This would have been the case in the constitution examined by him, if the king, who is the sole executive magistrate, had possessed also the complete legislative power, or the supreme administration of justice; or if the entire legislative body had possessed the supreme judiciary, or the supreme executive authority.
The executive magistrate has a qualified negative on the legislative body, and the Senate, which is a part of the legislature, is a court of impeachment for members both of the executive and judiciary departments.
It is not disputed that the power of originating the inquiry, or, in other words, of preferring the impeachment, ought to be lodged in the hands of one branch of the legislative body. Will not the reasons which indicate the propriety of this arrangement strongly plead for an admission of the other branch of that body to a share of the inquiry?
The period was hardly, if at all, earlier than that of our story, when a dispute concerning the right of property in a pig not only caused a fierce and bitter contest in the legislative body of the colony, but resulted in an important modification of the framework itself of the legislature.
We have seen the Tuileries, the Napoleon Column, the Madeleine, that wonder of wonders the tomb of Napoleon, all the great churches and museums, libraries, imperial palaces, and sculpture and picture galleries, the Pantheon, Jardin des Plantes, the opera, the circus, the legislative body, the billiard rooms, the barbers, the grisettes--
In its ruling, the appeals court gave its blessing to certain types of legislative prayer, especially those that involve "nonsectarian requests for wisdom and solemnity, as well as calls for divine blessing on the work of the legislative body." (Snyder v.
A second set of regulations, proposed in May 1994, contains additional rules and definitions to be applied in determining whether an activity is "lobbying." Some activities will never be considered to be lobbying: (1) determining the existence or procedural status of specific legislation, or the time, place and subject of any hearing to be held by a legislative body with respect to specific legislation, and (2) preparing routine brief summaries of the provisions of specific legislation.
"If they try to do it by class, they must define the class and have a legislative body define the class," he explained.
During the meeting legislative body asked officials of PIA to give details of total strength of the airline and the inductions made from June 2007 till date.
"[A]s a consequence of the fact that this genre of government religious activity cannot exist without the government actually selecting someone to offer such prayer, the decision in Marsh also must be read as establishing the constitutional principle that a legislative body does not violate the Establishment Clause when it chooses a particular person to give its invocational prayers," wrote Ebel.
* Any attempt to influence legislation through communication with a member or employee of Congress or a state legislative body, or with any other government official or employee, including an executive branch official or employee (regardless of rank) who may participate in the formulation of legislation.

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