House of Commons


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Commons, House of:

see ParliamentParliament,
legislative assembly of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Over the centuries it has become more than a legislative body; it is the sovereign power of Great Britain, whereas the monarch remains sovereign in name only.
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House of Commons:

see ParliamentParliament,
legislative assembly of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Over the centuries it has become more than a legislative body; it is the sovereign power of Great Britain, whereas the monarch remains sovereign in name only.
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House of Commons

(in Britain, Canada, etc.) the lower chamber of Parliament
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He had ordered the coachman to drive to the House of Commons.
He preferred remaining in the House of Commons, and refused to accept it.
It wants to have a House of Commons which is not weighted with nominees of the landed class, but with representatives of the other interests.
However, the House of Commons really does very little harm.
You cannot deny that the House of Commons has always shown great sympathy with the sufferings of the poor.
My walking-stick is also to be seen on application to the chaplain of the House of Commons, who is strictly forbidden to take any money for showing it.
Having offended Queen Elizabeth by his boldness in successfully opposing an encroachment on the rights of the House of Commons, Bacon connected himself with the Earl of Essex and received from him many favors; but when Essex attempted a treasonable insurrection in 1601, Bacon, as one of the Queen's lawyers, displayed against him a subservient zeal which on theoretical grounds of patriotism might appear praiseworthy, but which in view of his personal obligations was grossly indecent.
In other words, for the experienced members of our society to "edit" and recommend changes to the sometimes rushed and incorrect findings made by our politicallymotivated "underlings" in the House of Commons.
He said: "Following the cyber-attacks on Parliament a few months back, the House of Commons has introduced additional filters on incoming emails and an unwanted side effect has been that a number of messages have been lost and cannot be recovered.
The international Speaker's Democracy award is a new initiative of the Speaker of the UK's House of Commons, which aims to recognize individuals all around the world for their social contribution to democratic societies.
The following day, Tuesday, October 25, the nominee will participate in a moderated question-and-answer session at the University of Ottawa with members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, members of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and representatives from the Bloc Qubcois and the Green Party.
The House of Commons authorities have promised to act, following inquiries by Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah.