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legislature

leg·is·la·ture

legislature

 
 
pronunciation:
le jih sleI chr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a group of people within a government that has the power to make or change laws.
The legislature is voting on the proposal to change the tax laws.
similar words:
assembly, congress
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a broader category including legislature
a product of legislature
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The word legislature contains the following parts:
leg1 Latin root that means law