House of Commons


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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
References in classic literature ?
Will you dine with me at the House of Commons one night next week?
Now this ambergris is a very curious substance, and so important as an article of commerce, that in a certain Nantucket-born Captain Coffin was examined at the bar of the English House of Commons on that subject.
He consults his watch, and says (like Guy Fawkes), he'll now go down to the House of Commons and see how things look.
He made a successful first speech in the House of Commons.
The facts were stated, exactly as they are stated here, in the House of Commons.
By the time that Lord John Russell's measure was being debated in the House of Commons, there was a new political animation in Middlemarch, and a new definition of parties which might show a decided change of balance if a new election came.
In Great Britain it is the province of the House of Commons to prefer the impeachment, and of the House of Lords to decide upon it.
The first to which this character ought to be applied, is the House of Commons in Great Britain.
There was Charles James Fox, who never rested until he had silenced our enemies in the House of Commons.
From the House of Commons to the House of Correction, there is a general profession of morality, except among our people; it really is that exception which makes our people quite reviving.
He became Treasurer of the Exchequer, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and last of all Lord Chancellor of England.
Thus at an age when the gentlemen above mentioned employ their time in toasting the charms of a woman, or in making sonnets in her praise; in giving their opinion of a play at the theatre, or of a poem at Will's or Button's; these gentlemen are considering the methods to bribe a corporation, or meditating speeches for the House of Commons, or rather for the magazines.