legislature legislature  /ˈlɛ dʒəs ˌleɪ tʃər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) persons who make or amend or repeal laws

Usage(s):

  1. My preference would be an appointment for vacancies either by governor or legislature until the vacancy is filled at the next statewide election, either primary or general.
  2. The Democratic-controlled legislature was most reluctant to take any such action.
  3. His most dangerous challenger, Benjamin Netanyahu, bowed out of the February election Monday, citing the legislature's refusal to vote for a full new election.

News

  1. Legislature to convene for interim meetings in Wheeling

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Members of the Legislature will return to West Virginias birthplace next week to commemorate the states 150th birthday and conduct official business in some of the same spaces where the first lawmakers worked and debated. Lawmakers w...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Charleston Daily Mail

  2. NY Legislature votes against Peace Bridge agency

    New York's Legislature began the process of dissolving a bi-national agency Wednesday amid a growing conflict with Canada over the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. The Senate and Assembly overwhelmingly approved ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Legislature’s second special session

    Legislators: Buy your own meals Since the Legislature is going into a second special session, this is an excellent opportunity for the House and the Senate to amend the rules about meals and other gifts from lobbyists [“Second special session looms as two sides far apart,” NWTuesday, Jun
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. When asked about another comment Biden made during the vice-presidential debate, Cheney said the vice president-elect "can't keep straight which article of the Constitution provides for the legislature, which provides for the executive."
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The Arizona legislature just passed the country's most retrogressive, mean-spirited, and useless anti-immigrant law [SB 1070, awaiting the expected signature of Gov. Jan Brewer]," Cardinal Mahony wrote on April 18. "The tragedy of the law is...
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Cardinal Roger Mahony Source: Catholic Culture

  3. "It's critical that the water bond pass, as it will improve California's economic growth, environmental sustainability and water supply for future generations," Schwarzenegger said. "For that reason, I will work with the Legislature to...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Water World

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