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bicameral

División en sílabas: bi·cam·er·al
Pronunciación: /ˌbīˈkamərəl
 
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Definición de bicameral en inglés:

adjetivo

(Of a legislative body) having two branches or chambers.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origen

mid 19th century: from bi- 'two' + Latin camera 'chamber' + -al.

Derivados

bicameralism

1
Pronunciación: /-ˌlizəm/
sustantivo
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.

Words that rhyme with bicameral

unicameral

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