Meaning of “the Houses of Parliament” in the English Dictionary

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"the Houses of Parliament" in British English

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the Houses of Parliamentnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌhaʊ.zɪz əv ˈpɑː.lɪ.mənt/ us /ˌhaʊ.zɪz əv ˈpɑːr.lə.mənt/

the UK parliament, consisting of the House of Commons and the House of Lords

(Definition of “the Houses of Parliament” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the Houses of Parliament" in Business English

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the Houses of Parliamentnoun [ plural ]

uk us POLITICS

the buildings where the UK House of Commons and the House of Lords meet:

Government departments, the health service and the Houses of Parliament should also become smoke-free.

(Definition of “the Houses of Parliament” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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