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lower house

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  1. one of two branches of a legislature, generally more representative and with more members than the upper branch.
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Origin of lower house

First recorded in 1570–80
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lower house

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