Legislature meaning

lĕjĭ-slāchər
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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.

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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.
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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 U.S. state, corresponding to the U.S. Congress.
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A governmental body with the power to make, amend and repeal laws.
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(Canada) A legislative building.
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Origin of legislature

  • 1676, from stem of legislator + -ure, cognate with (French): législature

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