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  • 41Lords, House of — Upper house of Britain s bicameral Parliament. From the 13th and 14th centuries it was the house of the aristocracy. Until 1999 its membership included clergy, hereditary peers, life peers (peers appointed by the prime minister since 1958), and… …

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  • 42house — Structure that serves as living quarters for one or more persons or families. See also curtilage domicile home residence. A legislative assembly, or (where the bicameral system obtains) one of the two branches of the legislature; as the house of… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 43house — Structure that serves as living quarters for one or more persons or families. See also curtilage domicile home residence. A legislative assembly, or (where the bicameral system obtains) one of the two branches of the legislature; as the house of… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 44Lords Commissioners — The Lords Commissioners are Privy Counsellors appointed by the Monarch of the United Kingdom to exercise, on his or her behalf, certain functions relating to Parliament, including the opening and prorogation of Parliament, the confirmation of a… …

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  • 45house — n. & v. n. (pl.) 1 a a building for human habitation. b (attrib.) (of an animal) kept in, frequenting, or infesting houses (house cat; housefly). 2 a building for a special purpose (opera house; summer house). 3 a building for keeping animals or… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 46House of Lords —    The upper chamber of Parliament that is subordinate to the elected House of Commons. The House of Lords dates back to Anglo Saxon times. As the Commons came to be elected by a mass franchise in the nineteenth century, its importance in the… …

    Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • 47House Leader — In Canada, each political party with representation in the House of Commons has a House Leader who is a front bench Member of Parliament (MP) and an expert in parliamentary procedure. The House Leader is in charge of the party s day to day… …

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  • 48House of Lords Library — The House of Lords Library is the library and information resource of the upper house of the British Parliament.ee also*Parliamentary Archives *House of Commons Library *Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service (USA) *Library of… …

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  • 49house —    1. a brothel    Literally, a dwelling or any other building given over to a special purpose, such as a theatre or debating chamber. The use for a brothel tout court is obsolete, along with house of accommodation or assignation (which let rooms …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 50house — n., adj. /hows/; v. /howz/, n., pl. houses /how ziz/, v., housed, housing, adj. n. 1. a building in which people live; residence for human beings. 2. a household. 3. (often cap.) a family, including ancestors and descendants: the great houses of… …

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  • 51House — /hows/, n. Edward Mandell /man dl/, ( Colonel House ), 1858 1938, U.S. diplomat. * * * (as used in expressions) House of Building Appomattox Court House Babenberg House of Bourbon House of Burgesses House of Commons House of house cat Guise house …

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  • 52house — house1 W1S1 [haus] n plural houses [ˈhauzız] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(where someone lives)¦ 2¦(building)¦ 3¦(government)¦ 4¦(company)¦ 5¦(theatre)¦ 6 in house 7 put/set/get your (own) house in order 8 bring the house down …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 53house — 1 / haUs/ plural houses / haUziz/ noun (C) 1 WHERE YOU LIVE a) a building that you live in, especially one that has more than one level and is intended to be used by one family: a four bedroom house | Why don t you all come over to our house for… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 54House (disambiguation) — A house is a structure used for habitation by people.House may also refer to:* House, North Carolina * Gregory House, fictional character on House * House music, a style of electronic dance music * House system, a traditional feature of British… …

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  • 55house — noun haʊs (plural houses haʊzɪz) 1》 a building for human habitation.     ↘chiefly Scottish a dwelling that is one of several in a building.     ↘a building in which animals live or in which things are kept. 2》 a building in which people meet for… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 56House of Lords — UK / US the part of the British parliament that consists of politicians who are not elected by the people and is less powerful than the House of Commons. Members of the House of Lords are chosen by the government or, especially in the past,… …

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  • 57Acte de la Chambre des Lords (1999) — House of Lords Act 1999 House of Lords Act 1999 Titre An Act to restrict membership of the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage; to make related provision about disqualifications for voting at elections to, and for membership of, the… …

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  • 58Acte de la chambre des lords (1999) — House of Lords Act 1999 House of Lords Act 1999 Titre An Act to restrict membership of the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage; to make related provision about disqualifications for voting at elections to, and for membership of, the… …

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  • 59To bring down the house — House House (hous), n.; pl. {Houses}. [OE. hous, hus, AS. h?s; akin to OS. & OFries. h?s, D. huis, OHG. h?s, G. haus, Icel. h?s, Sw. hus, Dan. huus, Goth. gudh?s, house of God, temple; and prob. to E. hide to conceal. See {Hide}, and cf. {Hoard} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 60To keep house — House House (hous), n.; pl. {Houses}. [OE. hous, hus, AS. h?s; akin to OS. & OFries. h?s, D. huis, OHG. h?s, G. haus, Icel. h?s, Sw. hus, Dan. huus, Goth. gudh?s, house of God, temple; and prob. to E. hide to conceal. See {Hide}, and cf. {Hoard} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English