See under States-General(def 1).
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Origin of Second Chamber
First recorded in 1900–05
[ steyts-jen-er-uh l ]
/ ˈsteɪtsˈdʒɛn ər əl /
the parliament of the Netherlands, consisting of an upper chamber (First Chamber) and a lower chamber (Second Chamber).
French History. the legislative body in France before the French Revolution.
Origin of States-General
First recorded in 1575–85
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Examples from the Web for second chamber
On the other hand, the arguments in favour of a second-chamber system also resolve themselves into a question of responsibility.The Irish Constitution|Darrell Figgis
the upper house of a bicameral legislative assembly
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