legislative council


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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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