noun French History.
the legislature of France 1791–92.
Why Do “Left” And “Right” Mean Liberal And Conservative?During election seasons the words left and right denote political affiliation more than spatial direction. But where do these associations come from? The left hand has long been associated with deviance. The word “sinister” originally meant “to the left” in Latin. The word “left” comes from the Old English word lyft, which literally meant “weak, foolish.” To avoid the negative and superstitious associations of the …
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British Dictionary definitions for legislative assembly
noun (often capitals)
the bicameral legislature in 28 states of the US
the lower chamber of the bicameral state legislatures in several Commonwealth countries, such as Australia
the unicameral legislature in most Canadian provinces
any assembly with legislative powers
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