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)
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Use "legislature" in a sentence
"The members of the legislature -- _the suspected legislature_ -- old and young, joined some of the military corps; but lest their legislative aid might also be required, they continued their sessions; when a most extraordinary proceeding occurred."
"In a recent editorial, "Legislature took responsible path," State Senator Stephen Morris from Hugoton wanted to set the record straight regarding the final budget and tax increase enacted by the legislature for next year."
"Steve: That said, the idea that the legislature is the place where proposals rise or fall based strictly on the question of benefit to the public is pretty comical."