Definition: Legislature

From New World Encyclopedia


1676, from stem of legislator (from Latin lēgislātor) + -ure, cognate with French législature.


legislature (plural legislatures)

  1. A governmental body with the power to make, amend and repeal laws.
    1. (Canada) The legislative assembly of a province or territory, as opposed to the federal parliament.
  2. (Canada) A legislative building.

Derived terms

  • bicameral legislature


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