one of two branches of a legislature, generally more representative and with more members than the upper branch.
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How to use lower house in a sentence
The first decision said that the lower houses of every state had to be apportioned based on population—not geography.Steny Hoyer: Letting the Filibuster Stand Will Break American Democracy | Steny H. Hoyer | October 27, 2021 | Time
Every seat in Mexico’s lower house of congress was up for grabs, as were half of the country’s governorships, and thousands of mayoral and local legislative offices.Border Report: Mexico’s Massive Election, at a Glance | Gustavo Solis | June 7, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
He’ll remain a member of the parliament’s lower house afterward and key party member.Abe Shinzo, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, steps down over health concerns | Alex Ward | August 28, 2020 | Vox
But the Democrats have the majority in the lower house, and they let the bill expire without voting on it.
The party's lower-house caucus has split in two as the saga continues, day after day.France’s Petty Politics Brings Christmas Early to Scandal Lovers | Tracy McNicoll | December 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Speaking on the floor of parliament's lower house, he denied ever having held any account abroad.France’s Petty Politics Brings Christmas Early to Scandal Lovers | Tracy McNicoll | December 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Monti was forced to react, facing the second vote in the lower house stoically.
Berlusconi repeated the antic in the afternoon in the lower house of Parliament, this time to jeers from fellow politicians.
This was not done; but during several days the ill humour of the lower house showed itself by a studied discourtesy.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
It is a bicameral legislature composed of an upper house, the Senate, and a lower house, the House of Delegates.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
British Columbia sends three senators and seven members to the lower house of the federal parliament, which sits at Ottawa.
I've set with Bill in the lower house three sessions, and I come pretty near knowin' him.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Chatham had advocated an increase of county members, who were then the most independent part of the lower house.History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8) | John Richard Green
British Dictionary definitions for lower house
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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