lower house

lower house

one of two branches of a legislature, generally more representative and with more members than the upper branch.


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lower house
Compare upper house Also called: lower chamber one of the two houses of a bicameral legislature: usually the larger and more representative house

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Main Entry:  lower house
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in a bicameral legislature, the branch which generally has a larger membership and is thereby more representative; also called [lower chamber]
Example:  The House of Representatives is the "lower house" in the US federal government.
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