Legislature is a word that comes from the Latin language, meaning "those who write the laws." The legislature of a state or country is a group of people, each of whom got his or her office either by winning an election or by being appointed, to vote for the best laws. The way a legislature is supposed to work can usually be found in the constitution of that state or country.
In many countries, the legislature is called a Parliament, Congress or National Assembly etc. Sometimes the legislature is made up of two separate houses. This is called a "bicameral" legislature. Whereas a unicameral legislature consists of only one chamber or legislative house.
List of titles of legislatures
- National Assembly
- Althing — Iceland
- Assembleia da República — Portugal
- Bundestag — Germany
- Riksdag — Sweden
- Cortes Generales — Spain
- Eduskunta — Finland
- Federal Assembly — Russia, Switzerland
- Folketing — Denmark
- Stortinget — Norway
- Knesset — Israel
- Assembly of Albania — Albania
- Legislative Yuan — Republic of China/Taiwan
- moganane — Iran
- List of state legislatures of the United States — United States
- General Assembly / Assembly
- Great and General Court / General Court
- House of Delegates
- Landtag — Germany, Austria
- United Kingdom
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