legislative assembly

noun, often capitalized L&A

Definition of legislative assembly

1 : a bicameral legislature (as in an American state)
2 : the lower house of a bicameral legislature
3 : a unicameral legislature especially : one in a Canadian province

Examples of legislative assembly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele, who is popular in his country, has leveraged his position to take autocratic steps, including attempting a coup against the legislative assembly. Washington Post, "Harris-led campaign to stem migration from Central America faces steep challenges," 1 May 2021 Notably, however, in situations where no candidate received a majority, the legislative assembly would make the final determination. Joshua Holzer, The Conversation, "A brief history of Georgia’s runoff voting – and its racist roots," 23 Nov. 2020 Following the 1824 provision, Georgia’s legislative assembly – which was dominated by Democrats – ended up choosing Callaway’s Democratic opponent as the next governor. Joshua Holzer, The Conversation, "A brief history of Georgia’s runoff voting – and its racist roots," 23 Nov. 2020 This led to a series of court battles, eventually culminating in a U.S. Supreme Court decision, which upheld the right of Georgia’s legislative assembly to choose a governor who had lost the popular vote. Joshua Holzer, The Conversation, "A brief history of Georgia’s runoff voting – and its racist roots," 23 Nov. 2020 But in last year's legislative assembly elections, Maharashtra voted against the BJP, instead installing a more liberal coalition government of Shiv Sena, Indian Congress, and the Nationalist Congress Party. Julia Hollingsworth, Esha Mitra And Manveena Suri, CNN, "Controversial Indian news anchor arrested for allegedly abetting architect's suicide," 5 Nov. 2020 In recent weeks, Maduro’s government has also sought to unseat Guaidó as the legislative assembly chief — a position on which his recognition by the United States and others as the legitimate president is based. Washington Post, "Trump meets with Venezuelan opposition leader, but his interest in the issue has waned," 5 Feb. 2020 In the run-up to the Maharashtra legislative assembly elections on Oct. 21, 2019, the state’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, has announced several projects to woo voters. Nikhil S Dixit, Quartz India, "Mumbai’s ecologically important salt pans may soon be opened up for real estate," 15 Oct. 2019 Morales, who is the key link between Alvarado and the legislative assembly, resigned after being grilled by that body over the creation of the data unit. Washington Post, "Costa Rica presidency rocked by data collection scandal," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of legislative assembly

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Legislative assembly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legislative%20assembly. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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legislative assembly

noun, often capitalized L&A

Legal Definition of legislative assembly

1 : a bicameral legislature
2 : the lower house of a bicameral legislature

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