Definition of the House of Commons noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    the House of Commons

    BrE BrE//ðə ˌhaʊs əv ˈkɒmənz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˌhaʊs əv ˈkɑːmənz//
    (also the Commons) Parliament
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  1. 1[singular + singular or plural verb] (in Britain and Canada) the part of Parliament whose members are elected by the people of the country Culture The House of Commons of the United Kingdom consists of around 650 Members of Parliament who each represent an area of the country called a constituency and who are elected in a general election in which everyone over the age of 18 can vote. If an MP dies or resigns, a by-election is held in his or her constituency. see also State Opening of Parliament See related entries: Parliament
  2. 2[singular] the building where the members of the House of Commons meet See related entries: Parliament
  3. compare House of Lords
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the House of Commons