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Pronunciation:  'lejis`leychur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  persons who make or amend or repeal laws

LEGISLATURE is a 11 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: general assembly, law-makers, legislative assembly
 See Also: assembly, authorities, Congress, diet, government, house, legislative council, parliament, regime, senate, United States Congress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 of
          the legislature, no law is, or can be, made. --Sir M.
    Note: The legislature of Great Britain consists of the Lords
          and Commons, with the king or queen, whose sanction is
          necessary to every bill before it becomes a law. The
          legislatures of most of the United States consist of
          two houses or branches; but the sanction or consent of
          the governor is required to give their acts the force
          of law, or a concurrence of two thirds of the two
          houses after he has refused his sanction and assigned
          his objections.
  2. \Legislature\, n.
    Note: The legislatures of some of the more important states
          having constitutional government are as follows, the
          general name (or a translation of it) of the
          legislative body collectively being given under the
          heading legislature, or parliament:
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a member of a legislature indicates that you are boastful of your possessions and find that you have no real economic and social advancement.
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