plural of legislature
as in parliaments
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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“Legislatures.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/legislatures. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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