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(of a legislative body) having two branches or chambers Bicameral
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. Republic
a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority. Ordinance
diminish in value over a period of time Depreciate
feelings of severe despondency and dejection. Depression
release from slavery Manumission
corresponding in size or amount to something else Proportional
an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions Compromise
the federal principle or system of government Federalism
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. Legislative Branch
The executive branch is the administrative arm of government (and thus also called the 'administration' or the 'administrative branch of government' Executive Branch
(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. Electoral College
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 Judicial Branch
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 Amendment
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