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bicameral legislature


a governmental body with two houses or chambers, such as the US Congress or British Parliament's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • The legislative branch in North Dakota consists of a bicameral legislature which meets in January each odd-numbered year.

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  • It is a bicameral legislature composed of an upper house, the Senate, and a lower house, the House of Delegates.

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bicameral legislature [(beye-kam-uhr-uhl)]

A legislature with two houses, or chambers. The British parliament is a bicameral legislature, made up of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Likewise, the United States Congress is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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