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legislative body

Definition of legislative body

Noun

legislative body (plural legislative bodies)

  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, exercing legislative power at a sub-state administrative level

Related terms

  • legislative assembly

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