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bicameral

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Parliaments
bicameralbi‧cam‧er‧al /baɪˈkæmərəl/ adjective [only before noun] technical 🔊 🔊 PGPa bicameral legislature (=part of the government that makes laws) consists of two parts, such as the Senate and the House of Representatives in the US Congressunicameral
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bicameralThe bicameral Congress was reduced overall in size.Legislative power is vested in the bicameral Legislative Assembly.Under a constitutional monarchy, the Tsar was Grand Duke, with a bicameral legislature.Legislative power is vested in a bicameral parliament consisting of a popularly elected 49-member House of Assembly and an appointed 16-member Senate.Legislative power is vested in a bicameral Parliament, the lower chamber of which is popularly elected for up to five years.We see therefore that the Framers were acutely conscious that the bicameral requirement and the Presentment Clauses would serve essential constitutional functions.The United States provides a good example of a bicameral system in which the two chambers are more or less equal.Over time, some bicameral systems have evolved toward unicameral systems.
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