house seat

noun

Definition of house seat 

: a theater seat reserved by the management for a special guest

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In West Virginia not a single woman ran for a house seat in 2016. Dan Merica And Annie Grayer, CNN, "Democratic women are winning primaries in large numbers, energizing other candidates," 14 May 2018 There were a dozen contested Republican primaries for open Ohio house seats that were effectively expensive proxy battles between pro-Householder and pro-Smith candidates. Seth A. Richardson & Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com, "Here are the 9 most interesting storylines from this week's Ohio primary election," 11 May 2018 Across the country, Democratic women held more than 1,100 state house seats in 2017, compared with 707 Republicans, according to the NSCL. Allie Morris, San Antonio Express-News, "‘Pink wave’ crests in Texas, as historic number of candidates run in U.S. Congress and state House races," 9 Mar. 2018 Back-of-the-house seats in the last row are available for as little as $62. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Travel points can be used for more than just airfare, so don’t waste them," 20 Jan. 2018 Schroder, who stepped down from the 77th District house seat to run his statewide campaign, will face Derrick Edwards in the Nov. 18 runoff. Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com, "Voter turnout in Tammany slightly better than state average," 16 Oct. 2017 Voters separately choose their favorite party, and an additional 176 seats are apportioned to the parties based on that vote, for a total of 465 lower-house seats. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "Japan’s Abe Headed for Big Election Win, Polls Say," 12 Oct. 2017 Reforms adopted last year will cut the number of lower house seats to 465 from 475. Linda Sieg And Tetsushi Kajimoto, The Christian Science Monitor, "Prime Minister Abe to hold snap election, hopes to pursue North Korean agenda," 25 Sep. 2017 Professional friend Jimmy Kimmel didn't get a house seat until May of this year. Esquire, "How the #Hamilbrag Became the Most Valuable Social Media Currency," 11 July 2016

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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