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the House of Commons

noun
 
 
( 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 chancellor rises from his seat in the House of Commons on Wednesday, he will try to appear confident.
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