Definition of House of Commons

1. Noun. The lower house of the British parliament.

Exact synonyms: British House Of Commons
Generic synonyms: House
Group relationships: British Parliament
Member holonyms: Member Of Parliament, Parliamentarian

Definition of House of Commons

1. Proper noun. (context Politics British Canada) The lower house of the UK and Canadian Houses of Parliament ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of House Of Commons

Hottonia inflata
Hottonia palustris
Hound of the Baskervilles
Hounsfield number
Hounsfield unit
Housatonic River
House of Commons (current term)
House of Hanover
House of Islam
House of Keys
House of Lancaster
House of Lords
House of Parliament
House of Representatives
House of Tudor
House of War
House of Windsor
House of York
Houses of Parliament
Housing and Urban Development

Literary usage of House of Commons

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"1 he House of Commons meets on Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2.30 ... The right of a member of the House of Commons to sit in Parliament can be ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"In another part of the opinion the subject is thus disposed of: " It is said, however, that this power belongs to the House of Commons of England; and this, ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"First, with regard to taxes: it is the ancient indisputable privilege and right of the house of commons, that all grants of subsidies or parliamentary aids ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"That House of Commons was far from Inane« of resting on a wide basis of .... The supremacy of the House of Commons Beginning would have been an evil of no ..."

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