House of Lords

House of Lords

noun
the nonelective, upper house of the British Parliament, comprising the lords spiritual and lords temporal.
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House of Lords
 
n
(in Britain) the upper chamber of Parliament, composed of the peers of the realm

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The upper house of the parliament of Britain. The House of Lords is composed of the leading clergy and nobles of the country. (Compare House of Commons.)

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