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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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 Yaxana is married to Moscow region legislative assembly deputy Alexei Yakovlev, who is a member of the pro-Kremlin United Russia party, according to the Moscow Times newspaper. Jennifer Williams, Vox, "A Russian official is in trouble after his wife’s twerking caused a massive traffic jam," 12 Oct. 2018 In another case, René Bejarano, a member of the city’s legislative assembly and former personal secretary to López Obrador, was caught on video taking $45,000 from a businessman who had won city construction contracts. Joshua Partlow, Washington Post, "If he becomes president, this man will turn Mexico’s White House into a public park," 4 June 2018 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

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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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