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lower house

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun
1.
one of two branches of a legislature, generally more representative and with more members than the upper branch.
Origin of lower house
1570-1580
1570-80
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lower house

noun
1.
one of the two houses of a bicameral legislature: usually the larger and more representative house Also called lower chamber Compare upper house
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noun

in a bicameral legislature, the branch which generally has a larger membership and is thereby more representative; also called [lower chamber]

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The House of Representatives is the "lower house" in the US federal government.

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