one of two branches of a legislature generally smaller and less representative than the lower branch, as the Senate of the U.S. Congress.
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Origin of upper house
First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for upper house
Upper-house elections slated for next July will be a key to determining how much room Abe and his party will have to maneuver.Japan’s Liberal Democrats Win Huge, But Stability May Prove Elusive|Takashi Yokota|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for upper house
(often capitals) one of the two houses of a bicameral legislatureAlso called: upper chamber Compare lower house
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