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- n. A political institution which holds the legislative power in a state, and often controls the executive power.
- n. Its equivalent, exercing legislative power at a sub-state administrative level.
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- n. persons who make or amend or repeal laws
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The General Assembly is the title by which the legislative body of North Carolina was usually known,3
Among the most brilliant debaters of any legislative body were Senators Joseph W. Bailey, of Texas, and John C. Spooner, of W.sconsin.
He will bribe a city council for a franchise or a state legislature for a commercial privilege; but he has never been known, in all his sleep-walking history, to bribe any legislative body in order to achieve any moral end, such as, for instance, abolition of prize-fighting, child-labor laws, pure food bills, or old age pensions.
Except for the veto power of the league council, it might be said that the mothers of the confederated tribes constituted the legislative body while the warriors were the executive.