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 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 The legislative assembly is made up of 84 deputies with 37 from the Nationalist Republican Alliance and 23 from the FMLN, giving them a majority in the body. Washington Post, "El Salvador standoff deepens over loan for security forces," 10 Feb. 2020 Only 14 out of the 33 legislative assembly seats are directly elected, the rest being doled out to interest groups. The Economist, "Why Macau is impervious to the turmoil in Hong Kong," 22 Aug. 2019 While Jammu and Kashmir will still be able to elect its own legislative assembly, all of its administrative regions are now largely controlled by the central government. Helen Regan, CNN, "India downgrades Kashmir's status and takes greater control over contested region," 31 Oct. 2019 Not surprisingly, in the election results announced yesterday (Oct. 24) for Haryana’s legislative assembly, the BJP lost 22 percentage point vote share over the May Lok Sabha elections. Shivam Vij, Quartz India, "Recent poll results show that nationalist rhetoric won’t help Modi hide economic woes forever," 25 Oct. 2019 Morales noted that the legislative assembly was required by law to vote on his resignation. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "Bolivia’s Evo Morales Wants to Stay in the Game," 20 Nov. 2019

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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 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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