House of Lords


noun

the nonelective, upper house of the British Parliament, comprising the lords spiritual and lords temporal.

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British Dictionary definitions for house of lords

House of Lords

noun

(in Britain) the upper chamber of Parliament, composed of the peers of the realm
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Cultural definitions for house of lords

House of Lords

The upper house of the parliament of Britain. The House of Lords is composed of the leading clergy and nobles of the country. (Compare House of Commons.)

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