Definition of legislature in English:


Syllabification: leg·is·la·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈlejəˌslāCHər


  • The legislative body of a country or state.
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    • It is expected that the draft law will be voted on by the legislature at the end of April.
    • The bill passed by the legislature was narrowly tailored to apply only to the one case.
    • It is the job of Congress and state legislatures to pass laws of general applicability.
    legislative body, congress, legislative assembly, parliament, senate, house of representatives, council, diet


late 17th century: from legislation, on the pattern of judicature.

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