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bicameral
as in:  a bicameral legislative system


Some consider a bicameral legislative system to be an important component of government checks and balances.
  composed of two legislative bodies
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  • Some consider a bicameral legislative system to be an important component of government checks and balances.
  • It provided for a bicameral parliament with a four-hundred-member national assembly elected by proportional representation from national and regional party lists and a senate elected indirectly by regional legislatures.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • One night, to my mother: "I’ll bet you don’t know the difference between a bicameral and a unicameral legislature."
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • There must be three parts to government—executive, legislative, and judicial—and to achieve balance it was essential that it be a strong executive, a bicameral legislature, and an independent judiciary.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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  • It was as if she had a bicameral mind, allowing one half to be scrub nurse, shuttling instruments from the tray to his fingers, while the other side served as Stone’s third arm, lifting up the liver, or holding aside the omentum, the fatty apron that protected the bowels, or with a fingertip pushing down edematous tissue just enough for Stone to see where his needle was to take a bite.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • At home every state but Pennsylvania and Georgia had a bicameral legislature, and because of the obvious shortcomings of the one-house Congress under the Articles of Confederation, agreement on the need for a bicameral Congress was widespread.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • At home every state but Pennsylvania and Georgia had a bicameral legislature, and because of the obvious shortcomings of the one-house Congress under the Articles of Confederation, agreement on the need for a bicameral Congress was widespread.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I walked her to the House of Representatives, then walked her back to the Senate, where we watched a man addressing an empty room, and I lectured her about Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Thaddeus Stevens, and—in a reprise of my assault on Herb—told her what a bicameral legislature was.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
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Associated words [difficulty]:   bicameral [7] , checks and balances [6] , separation of powers [6]
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