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legislature

noun leg·is·la·ture \ˈle-jəs-ˌlā-chər also ˌle-jəs-ˈ, British often ˈle-jəs-lə-\

: a group of people with the power to make or change laws

Full Definition of LEGISLATURE

:  a body of persons having the power to legislate; specifically :  an organized body having the authority to make laws for a political unit

Examples of LEGISLATURE

  1. Our legislature passed a law requiring people to wear safety belts.
  2. Each state has its own legislature.

First Known Use of LEGISLATURE

1654

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
LEGISLATURE Defined for Kids

legislature

noun leg·is·la·ture \ˈle-jə-ˌslā-chər\

Definition of LEGISLATURE for Kids

:  a body of persons having the power to make and change laws

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