House of Lords

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House of Lords

n. Abbr. HL
The upper house of Parliament in the United Kingdom, made up of members of the nobility and high-ranking clergy.

House of Lords

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) the upper chamber of Parliament, composed of the peers of the realm

House′ of Lords′


n.
the nonelective upper house of the British Parliament.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.House of Lords - the upper house of the British parliament
house - an official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral legislature has two houses"
British Parliament - the British legislative body
peer of the realm - a peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords
Translations
Sněmovna lordů
Cámera de los Lores

House of Lords

n (Brit) the House of Lordsla Camera dei Lords
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The Accession Council of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, Privy Councillors and the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors of the City of London arranged when they met at St James' Palace yesterday afternoon for her to be proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II.
Even my own Bill about council services starts off: "Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal.
This week, ordinary citizens will be relieved to know that the Lords Spiritual and Temporal have turned their attention to crime and punishment.