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The foremost of all palaces would probably be more readily identified by the reader if it were referred to by its popular designation of The Houses of Parliament.
The latter title indicates the purpose for which the Palace of Westminster is now exclusively used ; but the correct title reflects the history of both the palace itself and of the British Constitution-the development and establishment, within the principal palace of the king, of the legislature of a kingdom.
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