One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘What we desperately need is a second chamber with legislative power - and ideally members that have no direct political connection to a party.’
- ‘The one vote per person cast for regular parliamentary elections would also count towards the way the second chamber was filled.’
- ‘Another variant could be a parliamentary second chamber with veto powers limited to certain issues.’
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