house of delegates

noun phrase

Definition of house of delegates

: house sense 6a especially : the lower house of the state legislature in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia

First Known Use of house of delegates

1783, in the meaning defined above

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“House of delegates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20of%20delegates. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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: house sense 2a especially : the lower house of the state legislature in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia

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