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legislature
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
a group made up of government representatives (usually elected) that has the power to create laws
  • ...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.
    p. 100.8
legislature = a group of elected representatives who create laws
  • Atticus met her when he was first elected to the state legislature.
    p. 7.3
  • 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,
    p. 43.6
  • 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.
    p. 154.9
  • legislature = a group of elected representatives who create laws
  • Atticus's gone all day and sometimes half the night and off in the legislature and I don't know what—
    p. 191.0
  • 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.
    p. 326.7
legislature = a group of elected representatives who create laws
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