Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or consisting of a single legislative chamber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or having a single legislative chamber.
  • adj. That it makes no distinction between upper and lower case, but rather has only one case.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having, or consisting of, a single chamber; -- said of a legislative assembly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of a single chamber: said of a legislative body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. composed of one legislative body

Etymologies

uni- + Latin camera, chamber; see camera + -al1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • But the most simple is something known as the unicameral bone cyst.

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2009

  • Suriname unicameral National Assembly or Nationale Assemblee (51 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) elections: last held 25 May 2005 (next to be held in 2010) election results: percent of vote by party - NF 39. 73\%, NDP 22. 2\%,

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • Suriname unicameral National Assembly or Nationale Assemblee (51 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) elections: last held 25 May 2005 (next to be held May 2010) election results: percent of vote by party - NF 41. 2\%, NDP 23. 1\%,

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • A little more in-depth study would help me determine if the unicameral is the way to go.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Under another interesting provision, Venezuela scrapped its bicameral legislature in favor of a unicameral structure which in theory will be more in tune with the country's needs.

    Nikolas Kozloff: Occupy Wall Street: If South Americans Can Reform Their Constitutions, Then Why Not Us?

  • The Venezuelan strongman had promised that his candidates would win two-thirds of the unicameral congress, guaranteeing it would continue to be a rubber stamp.

    A Defeat for Ch

  • Turkey on the other hand is visibly a secular republic whose constitution derives its "sovereignty" from "the people"; that sovereignty resides with the "Turkish Nation," while legislative powers are vested in the Turkish Grand National Assembly, a unicameral parliament.

    Daniel Wagner: Libya's Constitutional Moment

  • An elected Upper House that represents regions may not be a bad thing, although my own preference is still for a unicameral legislature.

    Frogs in a pot

  • The UK is a highly centralized country with a de facto unicameral legislature, a parliamentary system, and extremely strong party discipline.

    Matthew Yglesias » Institutions Matter

  • Matt talks a lot about the benefits of a unicameral legislature in that it removes the number of veto points in passing legislation.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

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