[ yoo-ni-kam-er-uhl ]

  1. consisting of a single chamber, as a legislative assembly.

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Origin of unicameral

1850–55; uni- + Latin camer(a) chamber + -al1

Other words from unicameral

  • u·ni·cam·er·al·ism, noun
  • u·ni·cam·er·al·ly, adverb

Words Nearby unicameral

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How to use unicameral in a sentence

  • Character and powers of Congress; congress versus president; experiments with unicameral legislatures.

    A Syllabus of Hispanic-American History | William Whatley Pierson
  • Franklin suggested the adoption of a unicameral legislature, but does not seem to have made any struggle for it.

    Benjamin Franklin | Frank Luther Mott

British Dictionary definitions for unicameral


/ (ˌjuːnɪˈkæmərəl) /

  1. of or characterized by a single legislative chamber

Derived forms of unicameral

  • unicameralism, noun
  • unicameralist, noun
  • unicamerally, adverb

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