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Final Exam 5-15

TermDefinition
Bicameral (of a legislative body) having two branches or chambers.
Term a fixed or limited period for which something, e.g., office, imprisonment, or investment, lasts or is intended to last.
Session a meeting of a deliberative or judicial body to conduct its business.
Convene come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble.
Adjourn break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.
Recess a period of time when the proceedings of a parliament, committee, court of law, or other official body are temporarily suspended.
Special Session a period when the body convenes outside of the normal legislative session.
Apportion divide and allocate.
Gerrymandering manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.
Incumbent (of an official or regime) currently holding office.
Constituency a body of voters in a specified area who elect a representative to a legislative body.
Created by: Bluestei