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

Definition of legislature in English:


The legislative body of a country or state.
Example sentences
  • 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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