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Meaning of “legislature” in the English Dictionary

"legislature" in British English

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legislaturenoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈledʒ.ɪ.slə.tʃʊər/  us   /-tʃɚ/ formal
the ​group of ​people in a ​country or ​part of a ​country who have the ​power to make and ​changelaws
(Definition of legislature from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legislature" in American English

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legislaturenoun [C]

 us   /ˈledʒ·əsˌleɪ·tʃər/
politics & government an ​electedgroup of ​people who have the ​power to make and ​changelaws in a ​state or ​country
(Definition of legislature from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"legislature" in Business English

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legislaturenoun [C]

uk   /ˈledʒɪslətʃʊər/  us   /-tʃɚ/ GOVERNMENT, LAW
an ​organization consisting of ​people who have been ​elected to make ​laws for a ​state or a country: Republicanleaders in the legislature said they will ​appeal the ​court decision.the legislature approves/enacts/passes sth A state-wide smoking ​ban in all ​publicbuildings 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)
Translations of “legislature”
in Chinese (Simplified) 立法机构…
in Chinese (Traditional) 立法機構…
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