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the House of Commons

noun uk   us   (also the Commons)
one of the two parts of parliament in the UK and Canada, whose members are each elected to represent a particular official area of the country, or its members, or the place where it meets: The mood was sombre as the Commons sat down on Wednesday to debate the crisis.
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