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English definition of “upper house”

upper house

noun [C usually singular]     (also upper chamber)
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 . → Compare lower houseGovernment administration and organisation
(Definition of upper house noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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