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English definition of “legislature”

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 .
(Definition of legislature noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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