Definition of “the House of Commons” - English Dictionary

american-english dictionary

“the House of Commons” in British English

See all translations

the House of Commonsnoun

uk /ˌhaʊs əv ˈkɒm.ənz/ us /ˌhaʊs əv ˈkɑː.mənz/ also the Commons

one of the two parts of parliament in the UK and Canada, whose members are each elected to represent a particular official area of the country, or its members, 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)

“House of Commons” in American English

See all translations

House of Commonsnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɑʊs əv ˈkɑm·ənz/ infml Commons

in Canada, the group of elected government members that makes the laws

(Definition of “House of Commons” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“the House of Commons” in Business English

See all translations

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 chancellor rises 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)