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"the House of Commons" in British English

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the House of Commonsnoun

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 ​particularofficialarea of the ​country, or ​itsmembers, or the ​place where it ​meets: The ​mood was ​sombre as the Commons ​sat down on ​Wednesday to ​debate the ​crisis.
(Definition of the House of Commons from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the House of Commons" in Business English

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the House of Commonsnoun

uk   us   (also the Commons) POLITICS
one of the two chambers (= ​parts) of ​parliament in Britain and Canada, whose ​members are ​elected to ​represent a particular ​area of the country: When the ​chancellorrises from his ​seat in the ​House of Commons on Wednesday, he will ​try to appear confident.
(Definition of the House of Commons from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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