Origin of bicameralbi- + cameral
Congress is bicameral.
The definition of bicameral is something with two lawmaking groups.
An example of bicameral is the United States Congress which has the House of Representatives and the Senate.
- Composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches: a bicameral legislature.
- Medicine Composed of or having two chambers, as an abscess divided by a septum.
Origin of bicameralbi- 1Latin camera chamber ; see chamber . -al 1
bicameral - Medical Definition
Composed of or having two chambers, as an abscess divided by a septum.
- The adoption of a bicameral system made it possible to give due recognition to both principles.
- During the colonial period and the early years of statehood the legislature was composed of one house, but the bicameral system was adopted in the constitution of 1790.
- The controversy ended in the creation of a bicameral legislature in the lower branch of which the claim of the larger states found recognition, while in the upper, the Senate, each state had two votes.
- Under the constitution of 1790 the office of governor was restored, the executive council and the council of censors were abolished, and the bicameral legislative system was adopted.
- In Nova Scotia and Quebec the bicameral system of an upper and lower house is retained; in the other provinces legislation is left to a single representative assembly.