What does the word legislature mean?

Usage examples for legislature

  1. " The legislature was what I aimed at- until I read the constitution. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  2. I do not believe in all this private conference and closed doors in connection with any action of mine in the coming legislature. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  3. But, setting authority apart, we will examine whether the legislature ought to comply with it, even if they had the power. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson