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upper house

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) one of the two houses of a bicameral legislature. Also called: upper chamber Compare lower house

up′per house′


n.
one of two branches of a legislature, generally smaller and less representative than the lower branch.
[1525–35]
Translations
horní sněmovna

Upper House

n the Upper House (in Britain) → la Camera Alta, la Camera dei Lords; (in US) → il Senato
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(Look at Brougham and Lyndhurst!) You won't be called to the Upper House yet.
Japan's Prime Minister and Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leader Shinzo Abe speaks to voters on the last election campaign day ahead of Sunday's upper house election at Akihabara district in Tokyo yesterday.
Voters across Japan began casting their ballots on Sunday in the upper house election, which is expected to be a barometer of public opinion on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's six and a half years in power,Trendreports citingXinhua.
Talking on the occasion Chairman Senate said that the Upper House always witnessed full cooperation from the National Assembly in constitutional affairs and the Upper House also played a positive role to bring betterment in these affairs.
Upper House of the Parliament fully supports the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan's 'Clean and Green Pakistan' as plants not only make the environment esthetically beautiful but also contribute positively for improving the human health.
With the added importance to the Senate given by a parliamentary system of democracy, one would naturally assume that this would lead to more activity by our upper house. However, the latest analysis of the performance of the Senate during the outgoing 16th parliamentary year as compared with last year's performance is far from satisfactory as a report published by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) reveals.
ALGIERS, Jan 29 (KUNA) -- Algeria's Parliament appointed new members of the Council of the Nation, the parliament's upper house, in a plenary session on Tuesday, during which Abdelkader Bensalah was re-elected for a new three-year term as Speaker of the Council.
ISLAMABAD ndash Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday has expressed concerns over the issue of banning Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry's entrance in the upper house for name calling during the session.
Even though, the upper house extensively debates the budget and devises its relevant recommendations, it is the prerogative of the finance minister either to accept the Senate's recommendations or reject them completely or partially.
ISLAMABAD -- The proceedings of the Upper House of the Parliament were suspended for 30 minutes owing to the lack of quorum as a result of walkout of the joint opposition parties.
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected pleas filed by 15 independent senators aimed at joining ranks of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) in the upper house of the Parliament.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) leader Azam Swati on Tuesday claimed that Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would withdraw its candidate against him in the Upper house.

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