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Parliaments

chamber

noun

one of the sections of a legislature. In many systems there is a lower chamber such as the U.S. House of Representatives and an upper chamber such as the U.S. Senate.

constituency

noun

a division of a country that elects a representative to a legislature

the Dail

the lower of the two houses of the Irish parliament. The upper house is called the Senate.

diet

noun

the national legislature in some countries, for example Japan

dissolution

noun

the process of formally ending a legislature

dissolve

verb

to formally end a legislature

floor

noun

a place where discussions or debates take place, especially in a legislature

lower house

noun

part of a legislature, usually the larger part. The other part is called the upper house. In the U.S., the lower house is the House of Representatives.

parliament

noun

the period of time during which a particular parliament meets

parliamentarian

noun

a member of a parliament

parliamentarian

noun

an experienced politician who is good at using the rules of a parliament

parliamentary

adjective

relating to a parliament or appropriate for a parliament

seat

noun

a position as a member of a legislature, committee, court, etc.

seat

verb

to provide someone with a position as a member of a legislature, committee, etc.

second chamber

noun

the upper house in a parliament

sitting

noun

a period of time when a legislature or court meets

the Speaker

noun

the person who is in charge of political debates in some legislatures

upper house

noun

the part of a legislature of a country that is smaller and represents fewer people or is not elected at all. In the U.K., the upper house is the House of Lords, and in the U.S., it is the Senate.

take your seat

to begin work as a member of a legislature, committee, etc.

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