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The legislative body of a country or state.
local authority, local government, municipal authority, civic authority, legislative body, legislature, administration, executive, chamber, assembly, ministry, governing body, government, parliament, senate, congress, diet, cabinetView synonyms
- ‘Laws are passed by legislatures on the basis of necessity, rather than morality.’
- ‘Acknowledging the legislature did not mean that every law was considered correct.’
- ‘That is how the legislature scrutinises the laws the executive intends to pass.’
- ‘Laws passed by legislatures are written in general and often vague language.’
- ‘In most such countries, abortion laws were formulated by legislatures rather than courts.’
- ‘Now the legislature must pass a statute governing the assembly's exercise of power.’
- ‘Members of parliament and the state legislatures are selected in democratic elections.’
- ‘Not only that, but they benefit from affirmative action in legislatures and the bureaucracy.’
- ‘We are, in fact, one of the longest continuously operating national legislatures in the world.’
- ‘About thirty state legislatures and governors had come out in favor of the League.’
- ‘The workers have threatened to take members of the state legislature to court over the issue.’
- ‘Congress and state legislatures use such data in making laws governing the nonprofit sector.’
- ‘State legislatures across the nation are debating whether to set up their own voucher options.’
- ‘The outcome will resonate through state legislatures all across the country.’
- ‘Members of Congress and state legislatures cast thousands of votes on hundreds of bills each year.’
- ‘It is expected that the draft law will be voted on by the legislature at the end of April.’
- ‘It is the job of Congress and state legislatures to pass laws of general applicability.’
- ‘Normally, legislatures permit themselves to draw new district lines once a decade.’
- ‘State legislatures are looking at ways to increase state revenues to fill budget deficits.’
- ‘The bill passed by the legislature was narrowly tailored to apply only to the one case.’
Late 17th century: from legislation, on the pattern of judicature.
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