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British House of Commons   /brˈɪtɪʃ haʊs əv kˈɑmənz/   Listen
British House of Commons

noun
1.
The lower house of the British parliament.  Synonym: House of Commons.






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"British House of Commons" Quotes from Famous Books



... a privilege and not a right," according to a hack quotation from the King's Regulations. This quotation has done good service in the mouth of more than one Under Secretary of State for War, heading off tiresome questioners in the British House of Commons. Leave was a very rare privilege for the British Forces in Italy. In France, taking a rough average of all ranks and periods, British troops got leave once a year. In my Battery in Italy, the majority were without leave home for nineteen months. How much longer they ...
— With British Guns in Italy - A Tribute to Italian Achievement • Hugh Dalton

... known, that the majority of the British House of Commons in the last years of Queen Anne's reign, were in their hearts directly opposite to the Earl of Oxford's pernicious measures; which put him under the necessity of bribing them with salaries. Whereupon he had again recourse to his ...
— The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII - Historical and Political Tracts—Irish • Jonathan Swift



Words linked to "British House of Commons" :   British Parliament, Member of Parliament, house, parliamentarian, House of Commons



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