Meaning of legislature

leg•is•la•ture

Pronunciation: (lej'is-lā"chur), [key]
— n.
  1. a deliberative body of persons, usually elective, who are empowered to make, change, or repeal the laws of a country or state; the branch of government having the power to make laws, as distinguished from the executive and judicial branches of government.
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