Second Chamber


Origin of Second Chamber

First recorded in 1900–05

Definition for second chamber (2 of 2)


[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

British Dictionary definitions for second chamber

second chamber


the upper house of a bicameral legislative assembly
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