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

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Since there is no state government, or state legislative assembly, the central government and Parliament have taken power to remove the article. Washington Post, "Experts question legality of India’s changes in Kashmir," 6 Aug. 2019 The July 30 event will be held in Jamestown, the site of the first permanent English colony, and will mark the founding of the House of Burgesses, which was the first representative legislative assembly in America. Fox News, "Virginia Democrats vow to boycott legislature's 400th anniversary celebration if Trump attends," 21 July 2019 Fu's award-winning 2018 film Our Youth in Taiwan, follows the student leaders of Taipei's Sunflower Movement in 2014, when local youth occupied Taiwan’s legislative assembly to protest a trade deal with mainland China. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Beijing Orders Mainland Chinese Stars to Boycott Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards," 7 Aug. 2019 And this is an amendment that requires the support of the two houses of the federal parliament and the legislative assemblies of at least two-thirds of the states. Yonatan Fessha, Quartz Africa, "Ethiopia is facing mounting tensions as an ethnic minority community demands secession," 31 July 2019 The Secretary of State’s office provides information available on past legislative assemblies. Guest Opinion, oregonlive.com, "Opinion: House Democrats, beware of the weight of your power. It may come back to haunt you.," 14 Jan. 2019 On a faraway planet with perfectly logical beings, there was a legislative assembly consisting of 100 members who met every day. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘The Bulldogs That Bulldogs Fight’," 16 May 2019 Owners unable to look after their old elephants can also hand them over for a nominal fee, Kerala forests and wildlife minister, K Raju, told the state legislative assembly. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "This elephant-obsessed Indian state is finally stepping in to protect abused captive animals," 13 June 2019 The organizers recently submitted a petition to the local legislative assembly. Mike Cherney, WSJ, "Delivery Drones Cheer Shoppers, Annoy Neighbors, Scare Dogs," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of legislative assembly

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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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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