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Lower house: Chamber of a bicameral legislature
A lower house is the lower chamber of a bicameral legislature, where second chamber is the upper house. Although formally styled as "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 is typically the more numerous of the two chambers.


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