lower house

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lower +‎ house

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lower house (plural lower houses)

  1. (government) The lower legislative house in a bicameral legislature; in many cases, the one that is directly elected and/or has more practical power, such as the power to raise and spend money.
    • 2019, Olarn, Kocha; Regan, Helen (2019-02-08), “This princess could be the next prime minister of Thailand”, in CNN International Edition[1], Cable News Network, retrieved 2019-02-08
      In March, Thais will vote for the 500-seat lower house of parliament. But the 250-member upper house, or Senate, will be chosen entirely by the military.
    Coordinate terms: upper house, sole house

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