Part of speech: noun

A body of men empowered to make laws for a state.

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Usage examples "legislature":

  1. " The legislature was what I aimed at- until I read the constitution. - "The Tempering", 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", 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", Thomas Jefferson.