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|(of a legislative body) having two branches or chambers
|a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
|a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority.
|diminish in value over a period of time
|feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
|release from slavery
|corresponding in size or amount to something else
|an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions
|the federal principle or system of government
|The legislative branch is the part of the United States government that creates laws. Whenever you read about congresspeople in the Senate or House debating a law, you're reading about the legislative branch: the branch of the government that writes.
|The executive branch is the administrative arm of government (and thus also called the 'administration' or the 'administrative branch of government'
|(in the US) a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
|The judicial branch is the part of the U.S. government that interprets the law and administers justice. ... The judicial branch of the U.S. government makes decisions — interpretations — of laws
|counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.
|Check and Balances
|a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc