House of Commons


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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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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

(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. Suddenly he pulled the check-string.
He consults his watch, and says (like Guy Fawkes), he'll now go down to the House of Commons and see how things look.
'Put him along then,' says Brewer; 'House of Commons.' Driver darts up, Brewer leaps in, they cheer him as he departs, and Mr Podsnap says, 'Mark my words, sir.
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.
May I ask, Lord Illingworth, if you regard the House of Lords as a better institution than the House of Commons?
Or the Speaker of the House of Commons? Forgive me, if I am wrong, but I was told you were niece to the Commissioners of Paving, and daughter-in-law to the Lord Mayor and Court of Common Council, which would account for your relationship to all three.'
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.
The Bill would require that unless the House of Commons approves a deal with the EU or the House of Commons agrees a no-deal Brexit, the Government must by 19 October 2019 seek an extension to the Article 50 period until 31 January 2020.