from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A governmental body with the power to make, amend and repeal laws.
- n. A legislative building.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A body of lawmakers; an assemblage of men invested with the power of making, repealing, or changing the laws of a country or state, and of raising and appropriating its revenues.
- n. Any body of persons authorized to make laws or rules for the community represented by them: as, the General Assembly is the legislature of the Presbyterian Church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. persons who make or amend or repeal laws
The members of the legislature -- _the suspected legislature_ -- old and young, joined some of the military corps; but lest their legislative aid might also be required, they continued their sessions; when a most extraordinary proceeding occurred.
In a recent editorial, "Legislature took responsible path," State Senator Stephen Morris from Hugoton wanted to set the record straight regarding the final budget and tax increase enacted by the legislature for next year.
Steve: That said, the idea that the legislature is the place where proposals rise or fall based strictly on the question of benefit to the public is pretty comical.
That said, the idea that the legislature is the place where proposals rise or fall based strictly on the question of benefit to the public is pretty comical.
Good grief, our legislature is a constant embarassment. elisabeth
Since our legislature is also trying to turn Arizona into a police state and a state where any yoyo can carry concealed weapons many long time republicans are seriously thinking of leaving the state.
She also agree that the legislature is the proper body to assert positive rights, but the courts can require government to maintain a basic level of positive obligations.
Q Sir, several news organizations have reported about a program that allows the administration to look into the bank records of certain suspected terrorists … if neither the courts, nor the legislature is allowed to know about these programs, how can you feel confident the checks and balances system works?
Although the word legislature isn’t part of the formal, proper name for the lawmaking bodies in many states, it may be used instead of a formal name.
So let me get this straight … the legislature is objecting to ‘political’ viewpoints ‘complicat [ing] and prejudic [ing] the scientific investigation’ into climate change and there response is a political resolution to tell science teachers how to teach the science???