Meaning of “the House of Representatives” in the English Dictionary

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"House of Representatives" in American English

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House of Representativesnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɑʊs əv ˌrep·rɪˈzen·tə·t̬ɪvz/ infml House

the larger of the two elected groups of the US Congress (= the group of people who make the laws)

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"the House of Representatives" in Business English

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the House of Representativesnoun


one of the two chambers (= parts) of the parliaments of the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, whose members are elected:

The people of Louisiana will be supported by the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives.

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