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legislature
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
a group made up of government representatives (usually elected) that has the power to create laws
  • He was a soldier, legislator, judge; he was a ruler in the Church; he had all the Puritanic traits, both good and evil.
    Introductory (15% in)
  • The period was hardly, if at all, earlier than that of our story, when a dispute concerning the right of property in a pig not only caused a fierce and bitter contest in the legislative body of the colony, but resulted in an important modification of the framework itself of the legislature.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (16% in)

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