Definition of second chamber in US English:

second chamber


  • The upper house of a legislative body with two chambers.

    • ‘We will be the only party in parliament arguing for a second chamber with no elected element.’
    • ‘An elected second chamber would revive parliament, but Blair resists it’
    • ‘The one vote per person cast for regular parliamentary elections would also count towards the way the second chamber was filled.’
    • ‘What we desperately need is a second chamber with legislative power - and ideally members that have no direct political connection to a party.’
    • ‘Another variant could be a parliamentary second chamber with veto powers limited to certain issues.’


second chamber

/ˌsəkənd ˈtʃeɪmbər//ˌsəkənd ˈCHāmbər/