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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The by-election is one of several made necessary after six pro-democracy lawmakers were barred from the territory’s legislative assembly, a move that followed a legal interpretation issued by the Chinese National Congress in Beijing. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "Hong Kong bars pro-democracy activist from standing for election," 27 Jan. 2018 The race was expected to be tight, with pollsters predicting that no party would gain a majority of seats in the legislative assembly, resulting in some form of coalition partnership. Swati Gupta, CNN, "Modi's ruling party on set to win in crucial India state poll," 15 May 2018 Supporters hope to bring a vote before the legislative Assembly’s term finishes at the end of April, and before the new, more conservative Assembly that was elected last month is seated. Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times, "They Were Jailed for Miscarriages. Now, Campaign Aims to End Abortion Ban.," 9 Apr. 2018 The president-elect will need to negotiate with a highly fragmented legislative assembly. Amy Erica Smith, Vox, "Is Costa Rica’s presidential election a victory for liberalism?," 2 Apr. 2018 After attempts of liberalization in the 1990s and early 2000s, controversial national elections in 2005 resulted in the opposition taking one-third of the seats in the national legislative assembly. Lovise Aalen, Washington Post, "Why is Ethiopia in upheaval? This brief history explains a lot.," 17 Feb. 2018 The winning party needs to take 92 seats in the 182-seat legislative assembly. Washington Post, "Indian state of Gujarat votes in crucial local elections," 9 Dec. 2017 Milena Calderon de Escalon, the former president’s sister and a legislative assembly member who belongs to his right-wing party, the Nationalist Republican Alliance, confirmed his death to the Associated Press. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Armando Calderon Sol, first president to lead El Salvador after its civil war, dies at 69," 10 Oct. 2017 Its residents elect their own legislative assembly, a governor, and a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, "Yes, Puerto Rico is part of the United States," 26 Sep. 2017

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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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