Origin of legislaturesee legislator and -ure
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.
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
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.
1676, from stem of legislator + -ure, cognate with (French): lÃ©gislature
- An appropriation bill cannot be vetoed after the legislature adjourns.
- There is a legislature of eight senators and thirteen representatives.
- The legislature consists of a senate and a house of representatives, chosen every four years.
- The legislature met here for the first time in 1825.
- Next the legislature of the " Reorganized " government on the 13th of May gave its consent to the formation of the new state.