lower house

[ loh-er ]

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

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 house: Also called: lower chamber Compare upper house

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