Definition of "legislature" [leg•is•la•ture]
1. An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation. (noun) American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.