Definition of Legislature

1. Noun. Persons who make or amend or repeal laws.




Definition of Legislature

1. n. The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.

Definition of Legislature

1. Noun. A governmental body with the power to make, amend and repeal laws. ¹

2. Noun. (Canada) A legislative building. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Legislature

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legislature

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Literary usage of Legislature

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"The national legislature, on the other hand, being most directly interested in the laws made by it, would take the most care to choose a fit person to carry ..."

2. The American Commonwealth by James Bryce Bryce (1914)
"CHAPTER XL STATE GOVERNMENTS : THE legislature THE similarity of the frame of government in the forty-eight republics which make up the United States, ..."

3. The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1857)
"concession, that " the legislature is free to perform its duties ... He must show that the legislature is, at the same time constitutionally free to pursue ..."

4. The Papers of James Madison: Purchased by Order of the Congress, Being His by James Madison (1840)
"This was meant to give the national legislature a power not only to alter the provisions of the States, but to make regulations, in case the States should ..."

5. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1870)
"We think that no action was had by either branch of the legislature in 1869. In 1870, the assembly, early in the session, again passed a bill relating to ..."

6. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"To give an authority to the legislature to deprive him of it, ... the judges dependent on the legislature. * Remarks made on the 30th of December, 1820, ..."

7. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1905)
"legislature ASKED TO FURNISH ASSISTANCE IN QUARANTINE DIVISION. DR. DINSMORE. It is getting very late; we have heard this paper on quarantining in San ..."

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