upper house

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  1. one of two branches of a legislature generally smaller and less representative than the lower branch, as the Senate of the U.S. Congress.

Origin of upper house

First recorded in 1525–35
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upper house

  1. (often capitals) one of the two houses of a bicameral legislatureAlso called: upper chamber Compare lower house
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