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 As a member of the Oregon Territory’s legislative council in the 1840s, and later as a delegate to the 1857 constitutional convention, Applegate blocked attempts to allow slavery in Oregon. oregonlive, 21 Dec. 2021 Opposition activists, hoping to build on that success, held a primary vote in 2020 to select the best candidates for the legislative council elections. Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2021 One of the new laws requires a legislative council to approve the secretary of state entering into a consent decree. Fredreka Schouten, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 One of the new laws requires a legislative council to approve the secretary of state entering into a consent decree. Fredreka Schouten, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, however, said lawmakers would not take up the resolution, citing the legislative council analysis. Fredreka Schouten, CNN, 19 Nov. 2021 The proposal envisages a 150-member legislative council, to be formed within two months, and restructuring the military and dismantling all militias, including the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. Arkansas Online, 7 Nov. 2021 One of the new laws requires a legislative council to approve the secretary of state entering into a consent decree. Fredreka Schouten, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 One of the new laws requires a legislative council to approve the secretary of state entering into a consent decree. Fredreka Schouten, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of legislative council

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of legislative council was in 1787

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1 Jan 2022

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“Legislative council.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legislative%20council. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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