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
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.