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bicameral

[ bahy-kam-er-uhl ]
/ baɪˈkæm ər əl /
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adjective Government.
having two branches, chambers, or houses, as a legislative body.

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Origin of bicameral

First recorded in 1825–35; bi-1 + Latin camer(a) “vault, arched roof” + -al1.See chamber

OTHER WORDS FROM bicameral

bi·cam·er·al·ism, nounbi·cam·er·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bicameral

bicameral
/ (baɪˈkæmərəl) /

adjective
(of a legislature) consisting of two chambers

Derived forms of bicameral

bicameralism, nounbicameralist, noun

Word Origin for bicameral

C19: from bi- 1 + Latin camera chamber
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