house of representatives

noun
plural houses of representatives

Definition of house of representatives

: the lower house of a legislative body often used in capitalized form to refer to a specific lower house the U.S. House of RepresentativesHowever, Canberra MP Dr Andrew Leigh tabled the petition in the House of Representatives on Monday afternoon …— Josh Butler

First Known Use of house of representatives

1693, in the meaning defined above

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“House of representatives.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20of%20representatives. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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House of Representatives

noun

Kids Definition of House of Representatives

: the lower house of a legislature (as the United States Congress)

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Legal Definition of house of representatives

: the lower house of a legislative body especially, capitalized H&R : the lower house of the U.S. Congress or a state legislature

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