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: a body of persons having the power to legislate
: an organized body having the authority to make laws for a political unit (as a nation or state) compare executive, judiciary
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.