Meaning of legislative council

leg'islative coun'cil

Pronunciation: [key]
  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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