One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a legislative body) having two branches or chambers.
- ‘The Ethiopian governmental structure is a parliamentary democracy consisting of a bicameral legislature, a prime minister, and a president.’
- ‘The legislative branch consists of a bicameral National Congress.’
- ‘The legislative branch consists of a bicameral general assembly with ninety-nine representatives and thirty senators and the vice president.’
- ‘Jamaica, a member of the British Commonwealth, has a bicameral parliamentary legislative system.’
- ‘The legislative branch consists of a bicameral legislation in which all people and ethnicities can be represented.’
- ‘Spain is a parliamentary monarchy with a bicameral legislature.’
- ‘Today, the Netherlands has a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral, multi-party system administered by a premier and a coalition cabinet of ministers.’
- ‘The proposal called for the creation of a bicameral parliament in which the upper house would represent the territorial units.’
- ‘The legislative branch consists of a bicameral parliament with a Chamber of Counselors and a Chamber of Representatives.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘We need a single legislative council, a bicameral European Parliament, with one house representing member states, and the other the European electorate.’
- ‘The introduction of self-government from the 1850s created bicameral parliaments, with elected lower houses but nominated upper houses in two colonies.’
- ‘In succeeding years, the government adopts a cabinet system, a bicameral parliament, and focuses the economy on industrialization.’
- ‘Within its government, power is shared between a directly elected president, a prime minister, and a bicameral legislature (Parliament).’
- ‘Legislative power resides in a bicameral parliament composed of the Assemblée Nationale and the Senat (Senate).’
- ‘The legislative branch is composed of a bicameral parliament with a senate appointed by the ruling party and an assembly chosen by popular vote.’
- ‘A bicameral parliament with a Senate and a House of Assembly has only advisory functions.’
- ‘The elected house speaker also serves as president of the bicameral parliament, comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives.’
- ‘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 bill was finally and reluctantly approved by the First Chamber of the bicameral Parliament in January 2005.’
Mid 19th century: from bi- ‘two’ + Latin camera ‘chamber’ + -al.
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