House of Commons

House of Commons
House of Commons: the lower house of the British and Canadian parliaments – called also Commons;

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

House of Commons
The lower house of the British Parliament, consisting of representatives from all the common people of the realm.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

House of Commons
in the constitutional law of the UK, one of the two chambers of Parliament, the other being the House of Lords. Members are called simply Members of Parliament, abbreviated to MP. Many classes of people are disqualified from sitting, including those suffering from mental illness, peers, criminals, aliens and certain clergyman. Judges, civil servants and members of the armed forces and the police are all also disqualified. Day-to-day business is organised by the Speaker, and the party officials are known as whips.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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