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House of Commons

n. Abbr. HC
The lower house of Parliament in the United Kingdom and Canada.

House of Commons

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain, Canada, etc) the lower chamber of Parliament

House′ of Com′mons


n.
the elective lower house of the Parliament of Great Britain, Canada, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.House of Commons - the lower house of the British parliament
house - an official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral legislature has two houses"
British Parliament - the British legislative body
Member of Parliament, Parliamentarian - an elected member of the British Parliament: a member of the House of Commons
Translations
Cámera de los Comunes
Chambre des communes

House of Commons

n (Brit) the House of Commonsla Camera dei Comuni
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In Great Britain, The Spirit Level has been referred to in debates about fairness in the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Scottish Assembly, and the Archbishop of Canterbury gave a copy to Kevin Rudd when he visited England earlier this year.
2m (original estimate pounds 700,000) COMPLETED: Present building completed in 1860 - but extensively rebuilt after World War II ARCHITECTS: Sir Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin BUILT FROM: cast and wrought iron, brick and stone CONTAINS: House of Commons, House of Lords, Big Ben, 1,200 rooms, 100 staircases, Westminster Hall, Royal Robing Room and Gallery THEY SAY: The most recognisable government building in the world ECHO SAYS: Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves.
WATCHING the antics of the birds in our garden this morning it seemed their only concern was the local cat and the occasional hawk - whereas I was facing a day where I would have to conform to the whims of the members of the town council, borough council, Welsh Assembly (being Welsh), House of Commons, House of Lords, European Parliament, European Commission and the United Nations, plus of course the enforcers of the libraries of state regulations that seem to cover everything I was about to do, say and think, and the authors of the small print on the back of every document I have ever been given.