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legislature

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈledʒɪslətʃʊər/ US   /-tʃɚ/ GOVERNMENT, LAW
an organization consisting of people who have been elected to make laws for a state or a country: Republican leaders in the legislature said they will appeal the court decision.the legislature approves/enacts/passes sth A state-wide smoking ban in all public buildings was approved by the legislature several years ago. It's up to the state legislature to enact the budget.
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