house of representatives

House of Representatives.

1. The lower chamber of the U.S. Congress, composed of 435 members — apportioned among the states on the basis of population — who are elected to two-year terms. [Cases: United States

7. 1. C.J.S. United States § 16.]

2. The lower house of a state legislature. — Abbr. (in senses 1 & 2) H.; H.R. [Cases: States 26. C.J.S. States § 40.]

3. HOUSE OF DELEGATES(1). — Often shortened (in all senses) to House.


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