Definition of legislature
: a body of persons having the power to legislate; specifically : an organized body having the authority to make laws for a political unit
Examples of legislature in a Sentence
Our legislature passed a law requiring people to wear safety belts.
Each state has its own legislature.
Recent Examples of legislature from the Web
The program was active from 1978 until its suspension in 2009 by the legislature for lack of funds.
And the legislature also added that a pretrial hearing is required to determine stand your ground in such cases.
This year, the issue was shelved for much of the General Assembly's session, which has been consumed by the nearly two-year budget stalemate between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the legislature.
The legislature in 2014 passed a bill to force consolidation of precincts with fewer than 500 active voters, but the Lake County Democratic Committee challenged the law in court.
The NDP-Green alliance would have only a one-seat edge over the Liberals in the legislature, which some political commentators have called unsustainable.
Despite the Memphis Belle’s installation at the Air Force museum, the legislature in Tennessee earlier this year designated it as that state’s official airplane.
To amend the Constitution, the bill needs the support of both chambers in two successive Legislatures.
The college-application bill passed both chambers of the Democratic-majority legislature with veto-proof majorities and bipartisan support.
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Definition of legislature for English Language Learners
: a group of people with the power to make or change laws
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Definition of legislature for Students
: a body of persons having the power to make and change laws
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