upper house

upper house

noun
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:
1525–35

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To upper house
Collins
World English Dictionary
upper house
 
n
(often capitals) Compare lower house Also called: upper chamber one of the two houses of a bicameral legislature

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature