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English definition of “upper house”

upper house

noun [C usually singular] uk   (also upper chamber) us  
one of the two parts that some parliaments are divided into, usually the one with less political power: In the UK, the upper house is the House of Lords. The upper house of the US Congress is the Senate.
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