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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 leg·is·la·ture /ˈlɛʤəsˌleʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Leg·is·la·ture n.  The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.
    Without the concurrent consent of all three parts of the legislature, no law is, or can be, made.   --Sir M. Hale.
 Note:The legislature of Great Britain consists of the Lords and Commons, with the king or queen, whose sanction is necessary to every bill before it becomes a law. The legislatures of most of the United States consist of two houses or branches; but the sanction or consent of the governor is required to give their acts the force of law, or a concurrence of two thirds of the two houses after he has refused his sanction and assigned his objections.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : persons who make or amend or repeal laws [syn: legislative
          assembly, general assembly, law-makers]