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upper house

noun
1.
one of two branches of a legislature generally smaller and less representative than the lower branch, as the Senate of the U.S. Congress.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35
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British Dictionary definitions for upper house

upper house

noun
1.
(often capitals) one of the two houses of a bicameral legislature Also called upper chamber Compare lower house
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