“(“. ASCII character 40.
Common names: left paren; left parenthesis; left; open; paren (“)” = thesis); open paren; open parenthesis; left parenthesis; left banana. Rare: so (“)” = already); lparen; ITU-T: opening parenthesis; open round bracket, left round bracket, INTERCAL: wax (“)” = wane); parenthisey (“)” = unparenthisey); left ear.
Paired with right parenthesis (“)”).
noun 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 […]
noun 1. the branch of government having the power to make laws; the . legislative branch [(lej-i-slay-tiv)] The branch of the federal and state government empowered to make the laws that are then enforced by the executive branch and interpreted by the judicial branch. The legislative branch consists of Congress and the fifty state legislatures. […]
noun 1. a veto exercised by a legislature nullifying or reversing an action, decision, etc., of the executive branch.
[lej-is-ley-ter] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tər/ noun 1. a person who gives or makes laws. 2. a member of a body. /ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtə/ noun 1. a person concerned with the making or enactment of laws 2. a member of a legislature n. c.1600, from Latin legis lator “proposer of a law,” from legis, genitive of lex “law” + […]