legislative body

legislative body

  1. A political institution which holds the legislative power in a state, and often controls the executive power.
    Under unicameral constitutions the legislative bodies are single assemblies, in the bicameral Westminster model the legislative body is a parliament comprising two houses or chambers
  2. Its equivalent, exercising legislative power at a sub-state administrative level.
Related terms
  • legislative assembly
  • Spanish: cuerpo legislativo

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