Lower house

  • dáil Éireann

    a lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.[1]

    despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power or otherwise exert significant political influence. the lower house typically is the larger of the two chambers, i.e. its members are more numerous. a legislature composed of only one house is described as unicameral.

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A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.[1]

Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power or otherwise exert significant political influence. The lower house typically is the larger of the two chambers, i.e. its members are more numerous. A legislature composed of only one house is described as unicameral.