House of Lords
Date: 1643 the upper house of the British Parliament composed of the lords temporal and spiritual

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  • House of Lords — House of Lords: the upper house of the British parliament composed of the lords temporal and spiritual – called also Lords; Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. House of Lords …   Law dictionary

  • House of Lords — 〈[ haʊs ɔv lɔ:dz] n.; ; unz.〉 Oberhaus, erste Kammer des brit. Parlaments * * * House of Lords [ lɔ:dz ], das; [engl. = Haus der Lords]: britisches Oberhaus. * * * House of Lords [ lɔ:dz], das; [engl. = Haus der Lords]: das britische Oberhaus …   Universal-Lexikon

  • House of Lords — ˌHouse of ˈLords noun the less powerful of the two parts of the British parliament. Its members are not elected by the people: they either belong to old Noble families or they are lifes (= people who have been given a special title because of… …   Financial and business terms

  • House of Lords — [ lɔ:dz] das; <aus engl. House of Lords, eigtl. »Haus der Lords«> das engl. Oberhaus …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • House of Lords — n the House of Lords the part of the British parliament whose members are not elected but have positions because of their rank or title …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • House of Lords — n. the upper house of the legislature of Great Britain, made up of the nobility and high ranking clergy …   English World dictionary

  • House of Lords — House′ of Lords′ n. gov the nonelective upper house of the British Parliament …   From formal English to slang

  • House of Lords — 1) noun the chamber of Parliament in the UK composed of peers and bishops. 2) a committee of specially qualified members of this chamber, appointed as the ultimate judicial appeal court of England and Wales …   English terms dictionary

  • House of Lords — 〈 [haʊs ɔf ] n.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.〉 Oberhaus, erste Kammer des brit. Parlaments …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • House of Lords — This article is about the British House of Lords. For other uses, see House of Lords (disambiguation). The Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled …   Wikipedia

  • House of Lords — Das House of Lords ist das Oberhaus des Britischen Parlaments. Dieses umfasst weiterhin das Unterhaus, das House of Commons genannt wird, und den Monarchen selbst. Das House of Lords besteht aus zwei Mitgliederklassen, deren Angehörige aber nicht …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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