Definition of bicameral in English:

bicameral

adjective

  • (of a legislative body) having two chambers:

    ‘a bicameral Parliament consisting of an appointed Senate and a popularly elected House of Assembly’
    • ‘The Ethiopian governmental structure is a parliamentary democracy consisting of a bicameral legislature, a prime minister, and a president.’
    • ‘Spain is a parliamentary monarchy with a bicameral legislature.’
    • ‘The legislative branch consists of a bicameral legislation in which all people and ethnicities can be represented.’
    • ‘Jamaica, a member of the British Commonwealth, has a bicameral parliamentary legislative system.’
    • ‘The legislative branch is composed of a bicameral parliament with a senate appointed by the ruling party and an assembly chosen by popular vote.’
    • ‘The legislative branch consists of a bicameral parliament with a Chamber of Counselors and a Chamber of Representatives.’
    • ‘Within its government, power is shared between a directly elected president, a prime minister, and a bicameral legislature (Parliament).’
    • ‘The legislative branch consists of a bicameral general assembly with ninety-nine representatives and thirty senators and the vice president.’
    • ‘We need a single legislative council, a bicameral European Parliament, with one house representing member states, and the other the European electorate.’
    • ‘The president is elected for a five-year term by an electoral college consisting of elected members of both the bicameral parliament and the state legislatures.’
    • ‘The introduction of self-government from the 1850s created bicameral parliaments, with elected lower houses but nominated upper houses in two colonies.’
    • ‘The legislative branch consists of a bicameral National Congress.’
    • ‘Legislative power resides in a bicameral parliament composed of the Assemblée Nationale and the Senat (Senate).’
    • ‘Today, the Netherlands has a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral, multi-party system administered by a premier and a coalition cabinet of ministers.’
    • ‘In succeeding years, the government adopts a cabinet system, a bicameral parliament, and focuses the economy on industrialization.’
    • ‘A bicameral parliament with a Senate and a House of Assembly has only advisory functions.’
    • ‘The proposal called for the creation of a bicameral parliament in which the upper house would represent the territorial units.’
    • ‘The elected house speaker also serves as president of the bicameral parliament, comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives.’
    • ‘The bill was finally and reluctantly approved by the First Chamber of the bicameral Parliament in January 2005.’
    • ‘The legislature is bicameral with an upper house based on equal representation of the thirteen counties with two senators each and a lower house based on population.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from bi- ‘two’ + Latin camera chamber + -al.

Pronunciation:

bicameral

/bʌɪˈkam(ə)r(ə)l/