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From uni- +‎ Latin camera ‎(chamber) +‎ -al.



unicameral ‎(not comparable)

  1. (government) Of, or having, a single legislative chamber.
    • 2002, Levent Gönenç, Prospects for Constitutionalism in Post-Communist Countries, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ISBN 978-90-411-1836-3, page 341:
      Those who criticize bicameralism stress that a unicameral legislature will be more efficient and faster in taking decisions.
    • 2006, Philipp Kiiver, The National Parliaments in the European Union: A Critical View on EU Constitution-building, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, ISBN 978-90-411-2452-4, page 21:
      [W]e could define a national parliament broadly as a Member State's central representative assembly which elects or at least dismisses the national government, and which holds it to account. This seems to be a robust definition comprising the unicameral parliaments, the lower chambers of the bicameral parliaments and the senates with censure powers in the EU Member States.
    • 2008, Josep M. Colomer, editor, Comparative European Politics, 3rd edition, Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-43775-4, page 11:
      The judicial branch of government in Norden is framed around the conception of the sovereignty of parliament. There is room for some independent legal review by the ordinary courts in Norway only. No country has a Constitutional Court, though human rights have constitutional protection. The five countries have unicameral National Assemblies. All forms of public power derive ultimately from Acts of parliament, which principle of legislative supremacy has not prohibited a fairly extensive system of local government autonomy, especially in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
    • 2009, Clyve Jones, “Epilogue”, in Clyve Jones, editor, A Short History of Parliament: England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, Ireland & Scotland, Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, ISBN 978-1-84383-503-5, page 364:
      In 1951 New Zealand's parliament was converted into a unicameral one with the abolition of the upper, nominated chamber, the Legislative Council.
  2. (typography) Of a script or typeface: making no distinction between upper and lower case, but rather having only one case.
    A Georgian Mkhedruli inscription from Mount Athos. It is unicameral – it does not distinguish between upper and lower case.
    • 2004, Letter Arts Review, volume 19, Norman, Okla.: Calligraphy Review, OCLC 60616317, page 37:
      In the ancient world, Greek was written in a script that was unicameral and atonic. It consisted of a single set of forms – the ones we now regard as upper case. There was little or no punctuation, and there were no diacritics.
    • 2007 September, Yannis Haralambous; P. Scott Horne, transl., Fonts & Encodings, Sebastopol, Calif.: O'Reilly Media, Inc., ISBN 978-0-596-10242-5, page 75:
      There have been several misunderstandings with regard to Georgian. The Unicode table speaks of "capital" Georgian letters (for example, georgian capital letter an) and of caseless letters (for example, georgian letter an). In fact, the modern Georgian script is unicameral. Two issues gave rise to this confusion. First, the fact that there are two types of Georgian fonts: those for running text and those for titles. [] Second, in the ancient Georgian script, khutsuri, there were indeed two cases.


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unicameral m, f ‎(plural unicamerales)

  1. unicameral