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Private Member, 
  • Government(sometimes l.c.) [Brit.]a member of a legislative body, esp. of the House of Commons, who has no special duties and is not a member of the ministry.
    • 1600–10

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    private member n
    1. a member of a legislative assembly, such as the House of Commons, not having an appointment in the government

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