upper house

noun
variants: or upper chamber

Definition of upper house

: the house of more restricted membership in a legislative body having two chambers

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First Known Use of upper house

circa 1533, in the meaning defined above

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“Upper house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upper%20house. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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