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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Legislature  \Leg"is*la`ture\  (l[e^]j"[i^]s*l[=a]`t[-u]r;  135), 
  n.  [Cf.  F.  l['e]gislature.] 
  The  body  of  persons  in  a  state  or  kingdom  invested  with  power 
  to  make  and  repeal  laws;  a  legislative  body. 
 
  Without  the  concurrent  consent  of  all  three  parts  of 
  the  legislature,  no  law  is  or  can  be  made  --Sir  M. 
  Hale. 
 
  Note:  The  legislature  of  Great  Britain  consists  of  the  Lords 
  and  Commons,  with  the  king  or  queen,  whose  sanction  is 
  necessary  to  every  bill  before  it  becomes  a  law.  The 
  legislatures  of  most  of  the  United  States  consist  of 
  two  houses  or  branches;  but  the  sanction  or  consent  of 
  the  governor  is  required  to  give  their  acts  the  force 
  of  law,  or  a  concurrence  of  two  thirds  of  the  two 
  houses  after  he  has  refused  his  sanction  and  assigned 
  his  objections. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Legislature  \Legislature\,  n. 
 
  Note:  The  legislatures  of  some  of  the  more  important  states 
  having  constitutional  government  are  as  follows,  the 
  general  name  (or  a  translation  of  it)  of  the 
  legislative  body  collectively  being  given  under  the 
  heading  legislature,  or  parliament: 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  legislature 
  n  :  persons  who  make  or  amend  or  repeal  laws  [syn:  {legislative 
  assembly},  {general  assembly},  {law-makers}] 




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