legislative council

noun, often capitalized L&C

Definition of legislative council

1 : a permanent committee chosen from both houses that meets between sessions of a state legislature to study state problems and plan a legislative program
2 : a unicameral legislature (as in a British colony)
3 : the upper house of a British bicameral legislature

Examples of legislative council in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The recommendation will be voted on by the UIL’s legislative council Monday. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "UIL athletic committee unanimously votes to delay water polo at least a year from original 2021 start date," 18 Oct. 2020 The city's legislative council was one of the last avenues for residents to voice dissent -- but this, too, was effectively closed off by Wednesday's ruling. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Hong Kong is about to lose its political opposition. Here's what you need to know," 12 Nov. 2020 Norris announced the grants after a prayer led by Tohono O’odham legislative council chairman Timothy Joaquin at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix on Monday afternoon. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "COVID-19 Essentials, Tohono O'odham Nation, Hoover Dam: News from around our 50 states," 21 Oct. 2020 Norris announced the grants after a prayer led by Tohono O'odham legislative council chairman Timothy Joaquin at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix on Monday afternoon. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "Tohono O'odham Nation to give $2 million to ASU, UA for COVID-19 research," 20 Oct. 2020 Here are other highlights from Monday’s legislative council meeting. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "UIL hoping to increase seating capacity beyond 50% at some point, prepares for possibility of extended spring sports seasons," 19 Oct. 2020 DeSantis' proposal goes even further than the new Tennessee law, said Kate Ruane, senior legislative council for the American Civil Liberties Union. Desiree Stennett, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida protest laws would be harshest in nation under DeSantis proposal," 23 Sep. 2020 Protesters a year earlier laid siege to the city’s legislative council building, breaking through its glass doors and windows from outside, before storming the chamber. Timothy Mclaughlin, Wired, "Hong Kong Is a Troubling Case Study in the Death of Democracy," 17 Sep. 2020 The latest crackdown occurred on Sunday, when crowds took to the streets to oppose the government's decision to postpone for an entire year legislative council elections that were supposed to take place on Sunday. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Hong Kong’s citywide COVID-19 testing has become a barometer of public trust," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of legislative council

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Legislative council.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legislative%20council. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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legislative council

noun, often capitalized L&C

Legal Definition of legislative council

: a permanent committee chosen from both houses that meets between sessions of a state legislature to study problems and plan a legislative program

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