bicameralism

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bicameral +‎ -ism.

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  • Hyphenation: bi‧cam‧er‧al‧ism

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bicameralism (usually uncountable, plural bicameralisms)

  1. (government) The principle of dividing legislative bodies into two chambers with complementary powers and limitations designed to provide checks and balances against one another.
  2. (psychology) The theory that the human brain is lateralised, with one part assuming a decision-making role, and the other a follower role.

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