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See also house
Proper noun 
- (US) The House of Representatives, "the House".
- More generally, a shortened name for any chamber of a legislature that is named "House of...", especially where the other chamber(s) are not so named (as in Australia or Canada), or where there is no other chamber (as in New Zealand).
- A topographic surname for someone residing in a house (as opposed to a hut) or in a religious house.