Related formssub·leg·is·la·ture, noun
Examples from the Web for legislatures
By 2012, the marriage equality movement had won in courts and legislatures—but not at the ballot box.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lawmaking by legislatures is also a one-way ratchet—Legislators get credit for passing laws, not pruning them.
Republican legislatures are looking for any way to stem the tide, and religious exemptions are one way to do that.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’|Jay Michaelson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is the fact that in many of these states Democratic legislatures are entrenched, and voters are looking for a counterweight.
Early this year, nine states had enacted such laws, and an additional 11 had bills pending before their legislatures.
Where legislatures enact laws against opinion, their acts are a nullity and absurdity.The Battle of The Press|Theophila Carlile Campbell
The whole question has been remanded to the legislatures of the several states!Black and White|Timothy Thomas Fortune
And if corporations have been slow to adopt such merciful devices, legislatures have stepped in to help the matter.Inventions in the Century|William Henry Doolittle
And yet these two legislatures coexisted for ages, and the Roman republic attained to the utmost height of human greatness.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
The mode of choosing the electors was, as we have seen, left to the legislatures of the States.