house of representatives

noun phrase

Definition of house of representatives

: the lower house of a legislative body (such as the U.S. Congress)

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 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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