legislative council

1. the upper house of a bicameral legislature.
2. a unicameral legislature in a British colony consisting of the governor, official members appointed by the governor, and unofficial members representing the indigenous population.
3. a committee composed of members of both houses of a state legislature that meets between sessions to study particular problems and develop programs for the next session.

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  • legislative council — n often cap L&C: a permanent committee chosen from both houses that meets between sessions of a state legislature to study problems and plan a legislative program Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. legislative council …   Law dictionary

  • Legislative council — Council Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Legislative Council — A Legislative Council is the name given to the legislatures, or one of the chambers of the legislature of many nations and colonies. A Member of the Legislative Council is commonly referred to as an MLC. Unicameral legislatures Legislative… …   Wikipedia

  • legislative council — noun a unicameral legislature • Hypernyms: ↑legislature, ↑legislative assembly, ↑legislative body, ↑general assembly, ↑law makers * * * noun Usage: often capitalized L&C 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • legislative council — A legislative agency used in some states which is composed of legislators and other selected officials who study legislative problems and plan legislative strategy between regular legislative sessions …   Black's law dictionary

  • legislative council — noun Usage: often capitalized L&C Date: 1787 1. a permanent committee chosen from both houses that meets between sessions of a state legislature to study state problems and plan a legislative program 2. a unicameral legislature (as in a British… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • legislative council — Congressional committee that enacts laws (USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Legislative Council —    Mc Created by Constitutional Act, 52; Lord Durham criticizes and suggests revision, 57; attitude of Lower Canada Reformers to, 69; rejects three hundred and twenty five bills in eight years, 73; Sir John Colborne on, 268; collision with… …   The makers of Canada

  • Legislative Council — /ˌlɛdʒəslətɪv ˈkaʊnsəl/ (say .lejuhsluhtiv kownsuhl) noun 1. the upper chamber of certain bicameral parliaments. 2. the upper house of the parliaments of all Australian states except Qld …   Australian English dictionary

  • Legislative Council of Hong Kong — 香港立法會 Hēung góng Laahp faat Wúih 4th Legislative Council …   Wikipedia

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