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[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/

one of two branches of a legislature, generally more representative and with more members than the upper branch.
one of the two houses of a bicameral legislature: usually the larger and more representative house Also called lower chamber Compare upper house

in a bicameral legislature, the branch which generally has a larger membership and is thereby more representative; also called [lower chamber]

The House of Representatives is the “lower house” in the US federal government.


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