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  • n. The upper chamber of the UK Houses of Parliament

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the constituent parts of the British Parliament, consisting of the lords spiritual and temporal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the upper house of the British parliament


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  • Afire with indignation, he told how the deputy black rod had hustled him like a vagabond or a thief, and he called the House of Lords a bear garden.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • The next time the Parliament met, he called a House of Lords of sixty members, as the petition gave him power to do; but as that Parliament did not please him either, and would not proceed to the business of the country, he jumped into a coach one morning, took six Guards with him, and sent them to the right-about.

    A child`s history of England

  • The man has become a rich, pampered fool which unfortunately makes him wholly qualified for the even more luxuriously padded cell known as The House of Lords, that is full of similar cases nodding off all day long.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • I was suddenly excited when I read that the winning advocate in the House of Lords was the same Rose Heilbron.

    My legal hero: Rose Heilbron

  • If we are to be saddled with regional councils, based on antique middle 20th Century boundaries that have no relation to modern Britain, as a means avoiding the inconveniences to others of giving England its own parliament or standing committee of the House of Commons, perhaps the House of Lords could be a Grand Committee of all the devolved assemblies, councils and parliaments of the islands, and such like.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • And yet I still dont think we should remove the permant nature of the peerage; if anything the only thing that should stop a peer from entering the House of Lords is the fact that they are in jail for whoring out their peerage.

    Kinda makes Cash-for-peerages look positively innocent, doesn't it?

  • I read somewhere that their House of Lords is the largest gay club in Europe.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 1.2 Billion People to be Cleared of Potential Sodomy Charges:

  • Today Scots law is slowly evolving towards English law, because the House of Lords is the supreme court for both, and in many areas the UK parliament still legislates for both, but even today Scotland is still a half-way jurisdiction.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Foreign Law Debate: Part II.

  • It was merely a committee of the law-making body called the House of Lords, the upper house of Parliament.

    Britain’s Supreme Court Gets Chutzpah

  • That sort of playpen politics is simply not on in the House of Lords, which is meant to have the feel -- and quiet -- of a gentlemen's club.

    Peers Pressured


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