house of representatives
Date: 1716 the lower house of a legislative body (as the United States Congress)

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  • House of Representatives — house of representatives: the lower house of a legislative body; esp cap H&R: the lower house of the U.S. Congress or a state legislature Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. house of representatives …   Law dictionary

  • House of Representatives — ˌHouse of Repreˈsentatives noun the larger of the two parts of the US Congress or of the parliament of Australia or New Zealand: • The measure requires approval by the Senate before it can go to the House of Representatives. compare Senate …   Financial and business terms

  • House of Representatives — House of Repre sentatives n the House of Representatives the larger of the two parts of the US Congress or of the parliament of Australia or New Zealand →↑Senate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • House of Representatives — Part of the Politics series Politics List of political topics Politics by country …   Wikipedia

  • House of Representatives — N PROPER: the N The House of Representatives is the less powerful of the two parts of Congress in the United States, or the equivalent part of the system of government in some other countries. The House of Representatives approved a new budget… …   English dictionary

  • House of Representatives — House of Re|pre|sen|ta|tives* [ rɛpri zɛntətivz] das; <aus engl. House auf Representatives, eigtl. »Haus der Abgeordneten«> das amerikan. ↑Repräsentantenhaus …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • House of Representatives — noun The lower house in the bicameral legislatures of several countries …   Wiktionary

  • House of Representatives — Das Repräsentantenhaus ist ein Organ der Legislative. Es bezeichnet meist das Unterhaus in einem Parlament, das aus zwei Kammern besteht. Das Oberhaus wird in diesem Fall häufig Senat genannt. Es gibt jedoch auch Länder in denen das Parlament nur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • House of Representatives — the lower legislative branch in many national and state bicameral governing bodies, as in the United States, Mexico, and Japan. * * * …   Universalium

  • House of Representatives of Cyprus — Greek: Βουλή των Αντιπροσώπων Turkish: Temsilciler Meclisi Greek: Vouli ton Antiprosópon …   Wikipedia

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