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Definition a group made up of government representatives (usually elected) that has the power to create laws
  • The state legislature passed a law to increase the minimum wage, but the governor vetoed it while claiming it would reduce the number of entry-level jobs for young people.
legislature = a group, made up of government representatives, that has the power to create laws
  • She is running for the state legislature.
  • legislature = elected body that makes laws
  • No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
    Judge Gideon J. Tucker
  • ...if I didn't [defend him] I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • legislature = a group of elected representatives who create laws
  • The Alabama Legislature was in session in Montgomery at this time.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • legislature = a group, made up of government representatives, that has the power to create laws
  • He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • legislatures = elected government representatives
  • Must the citizen even for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • legislator = an elected government representative who (with fellow representatives) has the power to create laws
  • Atticus's gone all day and sometimes half the night and off in the legislature and I don't know what—
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • legislature = a group of elected representatives who create laws
  • As if that were not enough, the state legislature was called into emergency session and Atticus left us for two weeks.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • legislature = a group of elected representatives who create laws
  • Furthermore, I couldn't help noticing that my father had served for years in the state legislature, elected each time without opposition,
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • legislature = a group of elected representatives who create laws
  • Atticus met her when he was first elected to the state legislature.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • legislature = a group of elected representatives who create laws
  • There was one odd thing, though, that I never understood: in spite of Atticus's shortcomings as a parent, people were content to re-elect him to the state legislature that year, as usual, without opposition.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • legislature = a group of elected representatives who create laws
  • They are then, so far as they relate to you, the law of the land, for the king is the LEGISLATOR OF THE COLONIES.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • We shall employ agents, circulate tracts, petition the State and National legislatures, and endeavor to enlist the pulpit and the press on our behalf.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton  --  Declaration of Sentiments
  • He is pushed into a meeting of the legislature.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Although we may never know for sure: in the end, the Illinois legislature rejected the book plan.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • The English-Only movement continued the old censorship we had felt on the school playgrounds, but now the game had moved into the state legislatures.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • Rene addressed a wildly cheering New Hampshire Legislature.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Them legislatures might just as well have hollered 'Hurray for Jeff Davis and the Southern Confederacy' for all the good it'll do them— and us.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • There were other wards in which the Democratic vote had been actually surpassed, and in two districts, members of the state legislature had been elected.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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