- The definition of legislature is the body of politicians in a state or country that make laws.
The U.S. Congress, which passes bills and makes laws is an example of the legislature.
legislature definition by Webster's New World
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a body of persons given the responsibility and power to make laws for a country or state; specif., the lawmaking body of a state, corresponding to the U.S. Congress
Origin: see legislator and amp; -ure
legislature definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation.