- See under States-General(def 1).
Origin of Second Chamber
First recorded in 1900–05
- 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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On the other hand, the arguments in favour of a second-chamber system also resolve themselves into a question of responsibility.The Irish Constitution
- the upper house of a bicameral legislative assembly
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