house of delegates

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of house of delegates was in 1783

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Cite this Entry

“House of delegates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20of%20delegates. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

house of delegates

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