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 The emergency declaration gives him the authority to hire external cybersecurity experts without waiting for permission from the country’s legislative assembly, Weinstok said. Kevin Collier, NBC News, 11 May 2022 Sinn Fein on Saturday secured a plurality of seats in Northern Ireland's legislative assembly, becoming the first Irish nationalist party to do so. Grayson Quay, The Week, 8 May 2022 The law was approved with 67 votes in favor, according to a tweet by the legislative assembly’s official account. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 27 Mar. 2022 El Salvador’s legislative assembly approved a state of emergency law early Sunday to tackle a spiraling homicide rate – driven by gangs Barrio 18 and MS-13 – after the country’s police forces reported 62 homicides on Saturday. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 27 Mar. 2022 There is also a tradition of former cosmonauts leaving spaceflight and going into the Russian legislative assembly, the Duma. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 21 Mar. 2022 Thursday's result is a slip on the 2017 result, when the BJP soared to victory, winning 312 out of 403 legislative assembly seats. Rhea Mogul, Swati Gupta, Vedika Sud And Esha Mitra, CNN, 11 Mar. 2022 Around that time, the legislative assembly of Puerto Rico passed Act 22, which created a tax haven for rich Americans, who started moving in. Graciela Mochkofsky, The New Yorker, 9 Feb. 2022 After going through the public consultation procedure, the Macau Gaming Bill is under discussion by the members of the legislative assembly. Trefis Team, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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