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House of Lords

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHouse of LordsˌHouse of ˈLords noun   the House of Lords
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House of LordsDo you even need a House of Lords?Mr Headdon should not blame the House of Lords for the shortcomings of professional people within the society.The bill has twice been rejected by the House of Lords.Members of the new Appointments Committee for the House of Lords have already been named.But both sides appealed to the House of Lords, incurring a further £530,000 in costs.The House of Lords, the second chamber, will try to overturn the measure.Apparently the figure does not include the two House of Lords hearings, estimated to cost at least £500,000 each.
From Longman Business DictionaryHouse of LordsˌHouse of ˈLords noun the less powerful of the two parts of the British parliament. Its members are not elected by the people: they either belong to old noble families or they are life peers (=people who have been given a special title because of their achievements)The bill will be discussed in the House of Lords this week.
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