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  • proper n. The House of Commons and the House of Lords housed within the Palace of Westminster
  • n. Plural form of House of Parliament.

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

  • n. the building in which the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet


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  • This is more of an information piece than a political endorsement but it will be interesting to see how the impressively militant action outside the Houses of Parliament translates into votes. is running to become a Member of the European Parliament.

    Mac Uaid

  • So again within the state itself, the sovereignty is often no longer concentrated in a single person or a single body of persons, but is exercised by the joint action of several organs, as in Great Britain, where the king and the Houses of Parliament are the joint administrators of the sovereignty of the state.

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  • The only other interesting place in the Houses of Parliament is the

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-04-14

  • My Adversary himself, now drawing to a conclusion, seems to be inclining to good opinions: and as dying men, are much given to repentance, so finding his cause at the last gasp, he unburthens his Conscience and disclaims the principles of a Common-wealth, both for himself, and for both Houses of Parliament, which is indeed to be over-officious: for one of the Houses will not think they have need of such a Compurgator.

    His Majesties Declaration Defended

  • A dissolution in those circumstances would not merely have involved the measure under discussion, but if the Government of that day had received the support of the electors at the poll their victory must have carried with it that settlement and reform of the relations between the two Houses of Parliament which is necessary to secure the effective authority of the House of Commons.

    Liberalism and the Social Problem

  • In the 19th century Augustus Pugin, co-architect of the Houses of Parliament, declared gothic to be a morally superior style.

    British architecture: from Georgian to the present day

  • Given their experience with royal weddings and US presidential visits, the police would have coped with the crowds, while the great paymasters of the television networks would have loved the setting amid London's finest landmarks – the Houses of Parliament, the Eye, Nelson's Column – and the mass of humanity swirling up the tree-lined, flag-bedecked boulevard.

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  • He takes to the catwalk again for a rendition of Defiant Pose done at length and full speed: Watching the Houses of Parliament reduced to a smouldering ruin made Terry and Joyce feel horny as hell.

    Paul McRandle: Westway Ho! Stewart Home at Performa 11

  • More photos and interactive graphics Parliament Square, a small grassy park also overlooked by the Houses of Parliament, is a popular site for protesters against everything from student fees to the Sri Lankan civil war.

    Westminster Squatters Just Aren't on Wills and Kate's Guest List

  • London's Parliament Square, a small park near the Houses of Parliament, has long been a popular site for protesters, but it's getting fresh attention now, as England prepares for a royal wedding.

    Royals In, Protesters Out?


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