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legislative council

n (often capitals)
1. (Law) the upper chamber of certain bicameral legislatures, such as those of the Indian and Australian states
2. (Law) the unicameral legislature of certain colonies or dependent territories
3. (Law) (in the US) a committee composed of members of both chambers of a state legislature, that meets to discuss problems, construct a legislative programme, etc
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Noun1.legislative council - a unicameral legislaturelegislative council - a unicameral legislature    
law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature, general assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal laws
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Summary: Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 15 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Member of Legislative Council (MLC) and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ashu Malik has written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asking for Y category security.
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:Legislative Council (LegCo) Members conducted a site visit to the Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area (the New Development Area) today (March 12) to follow up on a case about issues relating to compensation offered to the households and farmers affected by the New Development Area project.
19 (SUNA) - The celebrations marking 62th anniversary of Sudan's independence Declaration from inside the Parliament, kicked off, Tuesday, at the Khartoum State Legislative Council amid national songs, folklore and military parades .
According to local sources, the Israeli forces arrested two Palestinian youths in Silwan town, while Mohamd Abu Tair, member at the Palestinian Legislative Council was also nabbed in al Bireh city near Ramallah, where clashes erupted between Palestinian civilians and Israeli forces.
Lucknow: Three members of the UP legislative council, including two from the Samajwadi Party (SP) and one from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), resigned on Saturday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) said in a statement on Sunday that since March 21, Israeli authorities have issued 46 administration detention orders against Palestinian prisoners, including a Palestinian Legislative Council member.
RAMALLAH, April 2, 2017 (WAFA) - Since March 21, Israeli authorities have issued 46 administration detention orders against Palestinian prisoners, including a Palestinian Legislative Council member, said the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) in a statement on Sunday.
Ultimately, the reform proposal led the National People's Congress Standing Committee (3) to announce that it would "start a new path" (4) and would abolish the Legislative Council on July 1, 1997.
The author has organized the main body of her text in eight chapters devoted to assessing the legislative council, the external environment and internal characteristics of the legislative councilAEs autonomy, an examination of the legislation, an examination of public finance policy put forth by the legislative council, and a variety of other related subjects.
Hyderabad, April 2 -- Congress MLC MS Prabhakar has welcomed the appointment of Mohammed Ali Shabbir as the Leader of the Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council.
Srinagar -- Puppet Legislative Council of occupied Jammu and Kashmir Thursday unanimously passed a resolution impressing upon the state government to urge the Centre to resume the process of Indo-Pak dialogue to ensure peace and stability in the sub-continent.
Unlike many other chief ministers who used the Legislative Council route to get themselves elected, Rawat has to fight out for a berth in the Lower House as Uttarakhand does not have an Upper House or Legislative Council.

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