Definition of British house of lords
1. Noun. The upper house of the British parliament.
Generic synonyms: House
Group relationships: British Parliament
Member holonyms: Peer Of The Realm
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Literary usage of British house of lords
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1916)
"... the Congress of the United States does, what the French Senate and Chamber of Deputies do, what the British House of Lords and House of Commons do. ..."
2. Reports of Cases Heard and Decided in the House of Lords on Appeals and by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Charles Clark, William Finnelly, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1873)
"The same authority that, before the union of the British House of Lords with the Irish House of Lords, entitled a person claiming a peerage to sit in this ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"There have, indeed, been a few attempts to imitate the special character of hereditary nobility attaching to the British House of Lords. ..."
4. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis (1881)
"Discussion in the British House of Lords.—Recognition***^ as a Belligerent of the Confederacy.—Exchange of Prisoners.—Theory of the United States. ..."
5. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"It will be my business to show that, notwithstanding the British House of Lords in the beginning entered the protestor's name under the word ' dissent,' ..."