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English definition of “lower house”

lower house

noun [C usually singular]     (also lower chamber)
one of the two parts that some parliaments are divided into, usually the one with more political power → Compare upper houseGovernment departments and organizations
(Definition of lower house noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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