House of Assembly is a name given to the legislature or
lower house A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power or oth ...
of a bicameral parliament. In some countries this may be at a subnational level. Historically, in
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Crown colonies A Crown colony or royal colony was a colony administered by The Crown within the British Empire. There was usually a Governor, appointed by the British monarch on the advice of the UK Government, with or without the assistance of a local Counci ...
as the colony gained more internal
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, the House of Assembly superseded the (usually unelected) Legislative Council as the colonial legislature, often becoming the lower house.

List of Houses of Assembly







See also

* Legislative Assembly * Legislative Council * Parliament


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