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Word definitions for legislature in dictionaries

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1670s; see legislator + -ure .

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. persons who make or amend or repeal laws [syn: legislative assembly , general assembly , law-makers ]

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Legislature \Leg"is*la`ture\ (l[e^]j"[i^]s*l[=a]`t[-u]r; 135), n. [Cf. F. l['e]gislature.] The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body. Without the concurrent consent of all three parts ...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
The Legislature was the parliament of British Guiana between 1961 and 1964. A bicameral body, it consisted of an appointed Senate and an elected Legislative Assembly .

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A governmental body with the power to make, amend and repeal laws. 2 (context Canada English) A legislative building.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE bicameral ▪ Under a constitutional monarchy, the Tsar was Grand Duke, with a bicameral legislature . elected ▪ Each province has its own elected governor and legislature , nominally concerned with all matters not ...

Usage examples of legislature.

The case arose out of a series of acts of the legislature of New York, passed between the years 1798 and 1811, which conferred upon Livingston and Fulton the exclusive right to navigate the waters of that State with steam-propelled vessels.

A SECOND SON, Charles, was born that summer of 1770, and for all the criticism to which he was being subjected, Adams was elected by the Boston Town Meeting as a representative to the Massachusetts legislature.

IN 1774, Adams was chosen by the legislature as one of five delegates to the First Continental Congress at Philadelphia, and with all Massachusetts on the verge of rebellion, he removed Abigail and the children again to Braintree, where they would remain.

The executive, the governor, should, Adams thought, be chosen by the two houses of the legislature, and for not more than a year at a time.

When members of the Massachusetts legislature came to Quincy to present Adams with a tribute to his devoted service to his country, he was moved to tears.

Cannon boomed from Mount Wollaston, bells rang, and the procession that carried the casket from the Adams house to the church included the governor, the president of Harvard, members of the state legislature, and Congressman Daniel Webster.

Constitution, in article I, section 2, adopts as qualifications for voting for members of Congress those qualifications established by the States for voting for the most numerous branch of their legislatures.

As assistant to the Charge Advisor in the government of Mother Aglee, she had appeared before the Planetary Legislature to testify on the negative results of the work of government scientists.

Responding to such appeals, or acting on their own initiative, the State legislatures enacted measure after measure which entrenched upon the normal life of the community very drastically.

From these sensible resolutions, the reader may conceive some idea of the misconduct that attends the management of the poor in England, as well as of the grievous burdens entailed upon the people by the present laws which constitute this branch of the legislature.

In the State Capitol that night, another extraordinary declaration of rebellion by Governor Barnett was read to the cheering legislature.

Taxpayers cannot complain of arbitrary action or assert surprise in the retroactive apportionment of tax burdens to income when that is done by the legislature at the first opportunity after knowledge of the nature and amount of the income is available.

The state legislature had recently promised a flood of state and federal money into Chickasaw County to preserve the old structure.

The fate of the settlement rested with the state legislature now, for the Pine Lake Chippewa had made their offer.

Discovering that direct action was impracticable, the State legislatures created commissions to deal with the problem.