Lower house

From Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia

A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.[1]

Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power. A legislature composed of only one house is described as unicameral.

  1. Bicameralism (1997) by George Tsebelis.