Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of legislature?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “legislature” in other dictionaries

Translations of “legislature”

Word of the Day

from the word go

from the start of something

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More