Definition of legislature in English:


Line breaks: le¦gis|la¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛdʒɪslətʃə


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


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

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