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Topic: PARLIAMENTS

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: bi- + cameral 'of a room' (18-21 centuries), from Latin camera ( CAMERA)

bicameral

adjective
     
bi‧cam‧er‧al [only before noun] technical
PGP a bicameral legislature (=part of the government that makes laws) consists of two parts, such as the Senate and the House of Representatives in the US Congress [↪ unicameral]
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