A legislature is a governing body that makes laws and can also amend or repeal them.


The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.

persons who make or amend or repeal laws

The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.


Leg"is*la`ture , n. [Cf. F. l'82gislature.] The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.
Without the concurrent consent of all three parts of the legislature, no law is, or can be, made.
&hand; The legislature of Great Britain consists of the Lords and Commons, with the king or queen, whose sanction is necessary to every bill before it becomes a law. The legislatures of most of the United States consist of two houses or branches; but the sanction or consent of the governor is required to give their acts the force of law, or a concurrence of two thirds of the two houses after he has refused his sanction and assigned his objections.

The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.


Usage Examples

To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.

How can you look at the Texas legislature and still believe in intelligent design?

In regard to education, something has been done by the Provincial Legislature but to build churches, and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty.

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Other Usage Examples

I'm pro-life. I'll do all I can to see every baby is created with a future and potential. The legislature should do all it can to protect human life.

My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature and the court has done it and then, of course, to use our system of justice to develop some new legal tools and new concepts.

Marriage has been defined by every legislature that has ever sat in the United States from every State, now 50 States, the same way, but now we have unelected judges altering and changing that fundamental institution.

But being in the closet uniquely assisted me in politics. From my first run for the state legislature until my election as governor, all too often I was not leading but following my best guess at public opinion.


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