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par·lia·ment

 (pär′lə-mənt)
n.
1. A representative body having supreme legislative powers within a state or multinational organization.
2. Parliament The national legislature of the United Kingdom, made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

[Middle English, a meeting about national concerns, from Old French parlement, from parler, to talk; see parley.]

parliament

(ˈpɑːləmənt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an assembly of the representatives of a political nation or people, often the supreme legislative authority
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any legislative or deliberative assembly, conference, etc
3. (Historical Terms) Also: parlement (in France before the Revolution) any of several high courts of justice in which royal decrees were registered
[C13: from Anglo-Latin parliamentum, from Old French parlement, from parler to speak; see parley]

Parliament

(ˈpɑːləmənt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the highest legislative authority in Britain, consisting of the House of Commons, which exercises effective power, the House of Lords, and the sovereign
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a similar legislature in another country
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the two chambers of a Parliament
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the lower chamber of a Parliament
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of the assemblies of such a body created by a general election and royal summons and dissolved before the next election

par•lia•ment

(ˈpɑr lə mənt; sometimes ˈpɑrl yə-)

n.
1. (cap.) the national legislature of Great Britain, consisting of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
2. (cap.) the national legislature of certain former British colonies and possessions.
3. (cap.) the national legislature in various other countries.
4. any of several high courts of justice in France before 1789.
5. an assembly on public or national affairs.
[1250–1300; Middle English: discourse, consultation, Parliament < Anglo-Latin parliamentum, alter. of Medieval Latin parlāmentum < Old French parlement a speaking, conference <parler to speak; see parley]

Parliament

 a legislative body and consultative assembly. Also, cricket parliament at Lords, 1903; Pimlico parliament (i.e., the mob), 1799.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parliament - a legislative assembly in certain countriesparliament - a legislative assembly in certain countries
interpellation - (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature, general assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal laws
British Parliament - the British legislative body
Knesset, Knesseth - the Israeli unicameral parliament
Oireachtas - the parliament of the Irish Republic
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.parliament - a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevensparliament - a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards

parliament

noun
1. assembly, council, congress, senate, convention, legislature, talking shop (informal), convocation The Bangladesh Parliament has approved the policy.
2. sitting, diet The legislation will be passed in the next parliament.
3. (with cap.) Houses of Parliament, the House, Westminster, Mother of Parliaments, the House of Commons and the House of Lords Questions have been raised in Parliament regarding this issue.
Quotations
"A parliament can do any thing but make a man a woman, and a woman a man" [2nd Earl of Pembroke]
"A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people" [Walter Bagehot The English Constitution]
"England is the mother of Parliaments" [John Bright speech at Birmingham]
Translations
برلمانبَرْلَـمَانٌبَرْلَمان، المَجلِس النِّيابيمجلس
parlament
parlament
مجلس
parlamenttivaltiopäiväteduskunta
parlament
országgyűlésparlament
òing, löggjafaròing
議会
국회
senatus
parlamentasparlamentinis
parlaments
parlament
parlament
parlament
รัฐสภา
parlamentomillet meclisi
quốc hội

parliament

[ˈpɑːləmənt] Nparlamento mCortes fpl (Sp), Congreso m (LAm); (= period between elections) → legislatura f
to go into or enter parliamentser elegido diputado or senador

parliament

Parliament [ˈpɑːrləmənt]
n
(= institution) → parlement m
the Westminster Parliament → le parlement de Westminster
the Scottish Parliament → le parlement écossais
(= period between elections) → législature f
He told the party conference he would hold a referendum in this parliament → Il a déclaré à la conférence du parti qu'il organiserait un référendum pendant cette législature.
modif [debate, session] → parlementaire; [minister, member] → du parlement parliament building, parliament house

parliament

nParlament nt; to get into parliamentins Parlament kommen; to open parliamentdas Parlament eröffnen; parliament reconvenes in the early autumndas Parlament tritt Anfang Herbst wieder zusammen; the German parliamentder Bundestag; the Swiss parliamentdie Bundesversammlung; the Austrian parliamentder Nationalrat

parliament

[ˈpɑːləmənt] nparlamento
to get into parliament → essere eletto/a al parlamento

parliament

(ˈpaːləmənt) noun
the highest law-making council of a nation – in Britain, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, considered together. an Act of Parliament.
ˌparliaˈmentary (-ˈmen-) adjective

parliament

بَرْلَـمَانٌ parlament parlament Parlament κοινοβούλιο parlamento parlamentti parlement parlament parlamento 議会 국회 parlement parlament parlament parlamento парламент parlament รัฐสภา parlamento quốc hội 国会
References in classic literature ?
The earliest records of subsequent date prove that parliaments were to SIT only every year; not that they were to be ELECTED every year.
This was the more doubtful, because the English Parliament had long ago made laws which were intended to be very beneficial to England at the expense of America.
The king of Great Britain, on his part, has an absolute negative upon the acts of the two houses of Parliament.
At length parliament was convoked; the authority of the king was to be maintained.
After reflecting a moment, temporarily sheltered beneath the little wicket of the prison of the treasurer of the Sainte- Chappelle, as to the shelter which he would select for the night, having all the pavements of Paris to choose from, he remembered to have noticed the week previously in the Rue de la Savaterie, at the door of a councillor of the parliament, a stepping stone for mounting a mule, and to have said to himself that that stone would furnish, on occasion, a very excellent pillow for a mendicant or a poet.
If all zealous Protestants had been publicly urged to join an association for the avowed purpose of singing a hymn or two occasionally, and hearing some indifferent speeches made, and ultimately of petitioning Parliament not to pass an act for abolishing the penal laws against Roman Catholic priests, the penalty of perpetual imprisonment denounced against those who educated children in that persuasion, and the disqualification of all members of the Romish church to inherit real property in the United Kingdom by right of purchase or descent,--matters so far removed from the business and bosoms of the mass, might perhaps have called together a hundred people.
Sir Matthew Pupker takes the chair, and three members of Parliament are positively coming.
2) An act of parliament has been since passed by which some breaches of trust have been made capital.
It was because the Member of Parliament found that he could not leave the House that I had been invited.
Parliament generally rushed off to Reading whenever there was a plague on at Westminster; and, in 1625, the Law followed suit, and all the courts were held at Reading.
It was doubtless wrong, from a family point of view, to sign a treaty with a man who had cut off the head of the king your father's brother-in-law, and to contract an alliance with a parliament which they call yonder the Rump Parliament; it was unbecoming, I acknowledge, but it was not unskillful from a political point of view, since, thanks to that treaty, I saved your majesty, then a minor, the trouble and danger of a foreign war, which the Fronde -- you remember the Fronde sire?
Parliament, the Thames, the irresponsive chauffeur, would flash into the field of house-hunting, and all demand some comment or response.