Definition of upper chamber in US English:

upper chamber

noun

  • another term for upper house
    • ‘The revised constitution made the Senate a proper upper chamber, gave parliament the power to initiate laws, and made ministers answerable to it.’
    • ‘With the upper chamber now evenly divided between the two major parties, each side will enter the fight in full battle array.’
    • ‘In his first year in office he had them removed from their seats in the Federation Council - the upper chamber of the Russian parliament.’
    • ‘A bill to amend the immigration control and refugee recognition law for kinder treatment of refugees and asylum seekers has been sent to the Lower House after passing the upper chamber.’
    • ‘Senator James Jeffords of Vermont announced Thursday he was quitting the Republican Party and aligning himself with the Democrats in the upper chamber of the US Congress.’
    • ‘It is to be submitted to the Bundesrat (the upper chamber of the federal parliament) July 14 for consideration as an alternative to the ‘Green Card’.’
    • ‘Alberta continues to push - most recently by electing candidates for the senate - to reform the upper chamber of Parliament.’
    • ‘The British Parliament had its House of Lords as the upper chamber and the House of Commons as the lower chamber.’
    • ‘The upper chamber of parliament was more supportive.’
    • ‘After going through the committee stage in the upper chamber, it was expected to receive third and final reading there on June 15.’
    • ‘Within fifteen minutes, the upper chamber, the Council of the Republic, also approved the bill, according to information from deputies.’
    • ‘Elections of the first 200 members of the upper chamber were completed in August following five months of polls.’
    • ‘With the support of the political establishment, he was appointed President of the upper chamber in 1933.’
    • ‘The members of the upper chamber, the Senate, are elected by a majority system.’
    • ‘The summoning of parliaments, with a separate upper chamber, made it necessary to establish which lords were entitled to attend and began the process of separating lords of Parliament from the rest of the aristocracy.’
    • ‘Williams, described yesterday as one of the most brilliant legal minds at Westminster, was a former lawyer who was heavily involved in the debate to reform the upper chamber of Parliament which came to a head last week.’
    • ‘There are more than a few people in high places who stand to win or lose many millions, or even billions of dollars, depending on which party controls the upper chamber of the federal legislature.’

Pronunciation

upper chamber

/ˈəpər ˈtʃeɪmbər/