[ loh-er ]
/ ˈloʊ ər /
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
Words nearby lower house
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British Dictionary definitions for lower house
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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