Definition of lower house in English:

lower house

Syllabification: low·er house
Pronunciation: /ˌlōər ˈhous
 
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noun

1The larger of two sections of a bicameral legislature or parliament, typically with elected members and having the primary responsibility for legislation.
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  • Under the German constitution, the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, must be convened within a month of the election.
  • Tasmania's got an electoral system where there's only 25 members of their lower house, the House of Assembly.
  • Representatives to the lower house were elected by Puerto Ricans.
1.1 (the Lower House) (In the UK) the House of Commons.
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  • Until today when the vote on its progress was sent to the upper house after scraping through the lower house last week (I think).
  • This proposal is to be debated this autumn by the lower house, the House of Commons, as the next step towards it becoming law.

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