having two branches, chambers, or houses, as a legislative body.
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- bi·cam·er·al·ism, noun
- bi·cam·er·al·ist, noun
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How to use bicameral in a sentence
Almost immediately afterward, lawmakers began calling for the creation of an independent bicameral commission to investigate the Capitol attack.How Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney Turned the Jan. 6 Hearings Into Must-See TV | Eric Cortellessa | July 20, 2022 | Time
Klobuchar is a co-sponsor of the Open App Markets Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would do most of what Epic Games wanted.How much control should Apple have over your iPhone? | Sara Morrison | December 8, 2021 | Vox
Though that plan was the product of bipartisan negotiation and had bipartisan, bicameral support, GOP opponents were already attacking it as partisan before blocking it for good on Friday.A bipartisan January 6 commission is probably dead. Democrats have a backup plan. | Cameron Peters | May 29, 2021 | Vox
On his return to Japan, Onoda was feted, and briefly tipped to run for the Diet, the Japanese bicameral parliament.
All too often, the march of folly has been bicameral, as well as bipartisan.John McCain’s Middle East War Drumbeat: Iraq, Libya, and Now Syria | Lloyd Green | June 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the non-Nebraska states have bicameral legislatures for no real reason.
At the national level, we have a bicameral legislature because of the overall workings of the federal system.
It is a bicameral legislature composed of an upper house, the Senate, and a lower house, the House of Delegates.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
The importance of the bicameral system is strongly insisted upon by the commentator of the Constitution.Japan | Various
In structure it represents a curious cross between the principles of unicameral and bicameral organization.The Governments of Europe | Frederic Austin Ogg
The legislative branch in North Dakota consists of a bicameral legislature which meets in January each odd-numbered year.North Dakota | Various
The two houses of Parliament had made the colonists accustomed to the bicameral system.The Colonies 1492-1750 | Reuben Gold Thwaites
British Dictionary definitions for bicameral
(of a legislature) consisting of two chambers
- bicameralism, noun
- bicameralist, noun
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