American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or consisting of a single legislative chamber.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of a single chamber: said of a legislative body.
- adj. Of, or having a single legislative chamber.
- adj. linguistics That it makes no distinction between upper and lower case, but rather has only one case.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Having, or consisting of, a single chamber; -- said of a legislative assembly.
- adj. composed of one legislative body
- uni- + Latin camera, chamber; see camera + -al1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But the most simple is something known as the unicameral bone cyst.”
“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\%,”
“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\%,”
“A little more in-depth study would help me determine if the unicameral is the way to go.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“An elected Upper House that represents regions may not be a bad thing, although my own preference is still for a unicameral legislature.”
“The UK is a highly centralized country with a de facto unicameral legislature, a parliamentary system, and extremely strong party discipline.”
“Matt talks a lot about the benefits of a unicameral legislature in that it removes the number of veto points in passing legislation.”
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