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legislative council


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the upper house of a legislature, usually called the senate.

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

  • n. a unicameral legislature


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  • The country is a parliamentary republic with a president (administrator), elected by the legislative council, and a small cabinet.


  • Hamas estimates it has won 80 of the 132 seats in the legislative council.

    CNN Transcript Jan 26, 2006

  • And he did make a declaration of intent to the legislative council, which meant that he is committed.

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2002

  • That is because, in the spring of 1996, President Arafat had both abilities to persuade, by bringing the hope after Israelis really have started to withdraw from the West Bank and having allowed elections for the president and the legislative council, and his policemen were intact and capable of doing the discipline.

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2002

  • The ROWLATT ACTS, two antisedition measures that enabled the government to intern agitators without trial and entitled judges to try cases without juries, became law despite the united dissent of the Indian members of the imperial legislative council.


  • Reconstruction of the legislative council, which henceforth was to consist of 36 members, of whom 24 were to be elected by the propertied classes.


  • The People's Progressive Party in Guiana, headed by Cheddi Jagan, won 20 of the 35 seats in the legislative council.

    e. British Caribbean Territories and Guyana (British Guiana)

  • Establishment of a legislative council in Nigeria with some elected members.

    b. Forest West Africa

  • Brisbane's administration was distinguished also by the establishment of a legislative council, the first step in the development of representative government.


  • Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) was separated from New South Wales and was thenceforth administered by a lieutenant governor and a legislative council.



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