Definition of bicameral in English:
(Of a legislative body) having two branches or chambers.
- We need a single legislative council, a bicameral European Parliament, with one house representing member states, and the other the European electorate.
- The legislative branch consists of a bicameral parliament with a Chamber of Counselors and a Chamber of Representatives.
- Jamaica, a member of the British Commonwealth, has a bicameral parliamentary legislative system.
- Example sentences
- Of course, a main reason for bicameralism is that an upper house is supposed to check the lower house should ‘passion’ overtake the lower house and result in ill-conceived legislation.
- Repeal of the amendment would restore both federalism and bicameralism.
- Others, however, pertain to the structure of the government itself, and may not, in the first instance, have anything to do with individual rights at all, as, for example, a traditional adherence to bicameralism.