second chamber

noun

: the house in a bicameral legislature that is inferior in status and powers on the ground of constitutional prescription, of custom, or of the locus of responsibility of the ministry, is often originally designed as a check on the other house, and is often constituted on a different basis (as heredity) from election

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“Second chamber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second%20chamber. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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