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House of Commons

the elective, lower house of the Parliament of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, and various other countries in the Commonwealth of Nations. Unabridged
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  • They have nothing but admiration for his jugglery and house-of-commons tricks.

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House of Commons

(in Britain, Canada, etc) the lower chamber of Parliament
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House of Commons definition

The lower house of the parliament of Britain. It includes representatives from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, all elected by the people. It is more powerful than the House of Lords, the upper house of parliament. The leader of the ruling party in the House of Commons is the prime minister of Britain; the prime minister chooses a cabinet composed mainly of members of the House of Commons. (Compare House of Lords.)

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