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"legislature" in British English

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legislaturenoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈledʒ.ɪ.slə.tʃʊər/ us   /ˈledʒ.ə.slə.tʃɚ/ formal
the group of people in a country or part of a country who have the power to make and change laws
(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 elected group of people who have the power to make and change laws 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: 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)
Translations of “legislature”
in Chinese (Simplified) 立法机构…
in Chinese (Traditional) 立法機構…
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