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Legislative branch   /lˈɛdʒəslˌeɪtɪv bræntʃ/   Listen
Legislative branch

noun
1.
The branch of the United States government that has the power of legislating.






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"Legislative branch" Quotes from Famous Books



... Army of the Tennessee to the policies and acts of the Government affecting the institution of slavery in the prosecution of the war, is worthy of the highest commendation. It had no policy of its own to propose, but went forth, as expressed by the legislative branch of the Government, to do battle in no spirit of oppression, or for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of the States in rebellion; but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the constitution, and to preserve ...
— The Battle of Atlanta - and Other Campaigns, Addresses, Etc. • Grenville M. Dodge

... particular importance, and such as denote the principal subjects treated of, may be distinguished by capitals; and names subscribed frequently have capitals throughout: as, "In its application to the Executive, with reference to the Legislative branch of the Government, the same rule of action should make the President ever anxious to avoid the exercise of any discretionary authority which can be regulated ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown

... The legislative branch of the government was vested in two separate and distinct bodies, called the Assembly and the Senate. The first consisted of seventy members to be elected each year; the second of twenty-four members, one-fourth to be elected every ...
— A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3 • DeAlva Stanwood Alexander



Words linked to "Legislative branch" :   arm, United States government, subdivision, US Government Printing Office, Government Printing Office, US Congress, congress, U.S. government, U.S. Congress, GPO, branch, United States Government Printing Office, United States Congress, US Government, U.S., United States



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