1676, from stem of legislator + -ure, cognate with (French) législature Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtʃɚ/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈlɛdʒɪsləˌtʃʊə/

legislature (plural legislatures)

  1. A governmental body with the power to make, amend and repeal laws.
    1. (Canada) The legislative assembly of a province or territory, as opposed to the federal parliament.
  2. (Canada) A legislative building.
  • French: corps législatif, assemblée législative
  • German: Legislative, gesetzgebende Gewalt
  • Portuguese: legislatura
  • Russian: законода́тельная власть
  • Spanish: legislatura

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