legislative assembly

legislative assembly
persons who make or amend or repeal laws
Derivationally related forms: ↑legislate (for: ↑legislature)
Members of this Topic:
Hypernyms: ↑assembly
Member Holonyms: ↑government, ↑authorities, ↑regime

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Usage: often capitalized L&A
1. : a bicameral legislature in an American state or territory

election to the legislative assembly in Montana or Oregon

in Puerto Rico … a daily record of its proceedings shall be published by the Legislative Assembly — G.K.Lewis

2. : the lower house of a bicameral legislature; especially : one in a state or province of a nation that is a member of the British Commonwealth

depriving the … government in South Australia of its absolute majority of the floor of the Legislative AssemblyAustralian Weekly Review

elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the Indian States

3. : a unicameral legislature

the membership of the East African Central Legislative AssemblyUnited Kingdom Dependencies

especially : one in a Canadian province

the Legislative Assembly in Alberta

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Fr. Hist.
the legislature of France 1791-92.

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Legislative Assembly

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legislative assembly or Legislative Assembly,
1. the lower branch of the legislature in some states of the United States.
2. the bicameral legislature of certain states of the United States.
Legislative Assembly,
1. the popularly elected legislature of a Canadian province.
2. the legislature of France from 1791 to 1792, during the French Revolution.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Legislative Assembly — Fr. Hist. the legislature of France 1791 92. * * * ▪ France [1791 92] French  Assemblée Législative        national parliament of France during part of the Revolutionary period and again during the Second Republic. The first was created in… …   Universalium

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  • Legislative Assembly — /ˌlɛdʒəslətɪv əˈsɛmbli/ (say .lejuhsluhtiv uh semblee) noun 1. the lower chamber of certain bicameral parliaments. 2. the lower house of the parliaments of NSW, Victoria and WA. 3. the only house in the Qld parliament and in the NT and ACT… …   Australian-English dictionary

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