Definition of legislature in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛdʒɪslətʃə/


The legislative body of a country or state: the Nevada state legislature passed a law to prohibit dumping of nuclear waste
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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.


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

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