House of Representatives
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House of Representatives is the name of legislative bodies in many countries and sub-national states. In some countries, the House of Representatives is the lower house of a bicameral legislature, with the corresponding upper house often called a "senate". In other countries, the House of Representatives is the sole chamber of a unicameral legislature. The functioning of a house of representatives can vary greatly from country to country, and depends on whether a country has a parliamentary or a presidential system. Members of a house of representatives are typically apportioned according to population rather than geography.
"The House of Representatives" is the name of the lower house of the legislature in the following countries:
In the following countries it is the sole chamber in a unicameral system:
Cyprus House of Representatives of Cyprus Malta House of Representatives of Malta New Zealand New Zealand House of Representatives
In Indonesia, the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) is generally known in English as the "House of Representatives", as is the Dewan Rakyat of the Parliament of Malaysia. House of Representatives is the title of most, but not all, of the lower houses of United States state legislatures, with the exceptions usually called "State Assembly" or more rarely, "House of Delegates." Under apartheid, the House of Representatives was the house for South Africa's mixed race 'Coloured' community, in the Tricameral Parliament of 1984 to 1994.
Defunct Houses of Representatives
1. Legislature disbanded
2. New constitution, unicameral system adopted
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House of Representatives — house of representatives: the lower house of a legislative body; esp cap H&R: the lower house of the U.S. Congress or a state legislature Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. house of representatives … Law dictionary
House of Representatives — ˌHouse of Repreˈsentatives noun the larger of the two parts of the US Congress or of the parliament of Australia or New Zealand: • The measure requires approval by the Senate before it can go to the House of Representatives. compare Senate … Financial and business terms
House of Representatives — House of Repre sentatives n the House of Representatives the larger of the two parts of the US Congress or of the parliament of Australia or New Zealand →↑Senate … Dictionary of contemporary English
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House of Representatives — ► NOUN ▪ the lower house of the US Congress … English terms dictionary
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