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lower house

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) one of the two houses of a bicameral legislature: usually the larger and more representative house. Also called: lower chamber Compare upper house

low′er house′

(ˈloʊ ər)
n.
one of two branches of a legislature, generally larger and more representative than the upper branch.
[1570–80]
Translations
dolní sněmovna
chambre basse
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There were assembled, in that lower house of the domestic parliament, the women-servants, Mr.
He was accustomed to talk largely about numbers of men--stimulated, as it was inferred, by certain successful disturbances, arising out of the same subject, which had occurred in Scotland in the previous year; was looked upon as a cracked-brained member of the lower house, who attacked all parties and sided with none, and was very little regarded.
Lord Decimus being an overpowering peer, a bashful young member of the Lower House who was the last fish but one caught by the Barnacles, and who had been invited on this occasion to commemorate his capture, shut his eyes when his Lordship came in.
In the lower House were certain bedaubed walls, in the basest style of imitation, which made him feel faintly sick, not to speak of a lobby adorned with artless prints and photographs of eminent defunct Congressmen that was all too serious for a joke and too comic for a Valhalla.
I think the Lower House by far the greatest blow to a happy married life that there has been since that terrible thing called the Higher Education of Women was invented.
27 (Petra)-- Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament Atef Tarawneh Tuesday underlined the importance of coordination and coordination between the legislature and the government in various areas, a move that would serve the higher national interests.
Speaker Ayaz Sadiq postponed the session after leaders from Pakistan Peoples Party and other parties walked out of the lower house.
Global Banking News-November 3, 2017--South Australia lower house rejects upper house amendments to banking tax
USA], Oct 24 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump congratulated Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his recent electoral victory, as his ruling coalition secured a two-thirds majority in the Lower House.
TOKYO, Oct 22 (KUNA) -- Voting for Japan's 48th Lower House election began Sunday at about 48,000 polling stations across the country, with asking voters to pass judgment on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security polices and tax reform.
During the first regular session, the lower house boasted of passing on final reading bills on the death penalty for drug-related offenses, the 10-year validity of Philippine passports, the five-year validity of driver's license, bills amending the Revised Penal Code, a free public WiFi bill, the tax reform package, a free college education bill and the bill including casinos in the coverage of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, among others.
A Royal Decree has approved Jordan's 2016 Elections Law, after it was passed by the Lower House.

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