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legislature

noun

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a group of people with the power to make or change laws
  • Our legislature passed a law requiring people to wear safety belts.
  • Each state has its own legislature.
  • state legislatures

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The first known use of legislature was circa 1676

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“Legislature.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/legislature. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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