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House of Lords in United Kingdom


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The House of Lords in the History

The unelected ‘upper house’, membership is inherited or appointed and it currently contains figures such as Lord Alan Sugar. It has the power to veto decisions made by the House of Commons.

House of Lords Meaning in Politics

Description of House of Lords published by Mona Chalabi: This is where Lord Ashcroft can be found when he’s not doing polls. In many ways, it’s like the House of Commons — it too is a body of Parliament that can introduce legislation, and its members can become government ministers. Unlike the Commons, however, the approximately 790 members of the House of Lords are appointed, rather than elected. An independent body, the House of Lords Appointments Commission, makes recommendations about who should be appointed and vets nominations (which can come from either the public or political parties). Once appointments have been approved by the prime minister, they’re formalized by the queen. Another key difference is that members of the House of Lords sit on red couches rather than green couches. That is key.

Definition of The House Of Lords

If a bill was introduced in the house of commons it now passes to the house of lords where it goes through the same five stages.

English Law: House of Lords in the Past

The English lords, temporal and spiritual, when taken collectively and forming a branch of the parliament, are called the House of Lords.


Its assent is needd to all laws. As a court of justice, it tries all impeachments. [1]


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  1. Partialy, this information about house of lords is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including house of lords.

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The House of Lords is the standarized name of one of the UK Courts (see the entries in this legal Encyclopedia about court rules and procedural law for more information on some aspects of the House of Lords in the UK).

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