1 of or relating to legislation
2 having the power or function of legislating
a legislative assembly
3 of or relating to a legislature
4 Rare another word for →
n often caps
1 the bicameral legislature in 28 states of the U.S.
2 the lower chamber of the bicameral state legislatures in several Commonwealth countries, such as Australia
3 the unicameral legislature in most Canadian provinces
4 any assembly with legislative powers
n often caps
1 the upper chamber of certain bicameral legislatures, such as those of the Indian and Australian states
2 the unicameral legislature of certain colonies or dependent territories
3 (in the U.S.) a committee composed of members of both chambers of a state legislature, that meets to discuss problems, construct a legislative programme, etc.
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