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Legislature (IPA: /ˈɫɛdʒəˌsɫeɪtʃɝ/)

Legislature (n.)

The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.


Kind of deliberative assembly with the power to pass, amend, and repeal laws

Legislature Synonyms

General Assembly, Legislative Assembly, Law-makers, Legislative

Legislature Rhymes


Spanish Translation

Legislature in Spanish is Legislatura

Tagalog Translation

Legislature in Tagalog is Batasan

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It is for the legislature to alter the law if Parliament in its wisdom thinks an alteration desirable." - Edward Macnaghten, Baron Macnaghten

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It is rare that a legislature reasons. It is too quickly impassioned." - Napoleon I of France

Example Sentence (Quote)

"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - Liberty

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Our limited function is not to say what the legislature meant, but to ascertain what the legislature has said that it meant." - Statutes

Example Sentence (Quote)

" There's a time and a place for security, but the legislature has to stay vigilant, or there will be abuses." - Deus Ex

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