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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
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Or the member of Parliament, now at the head of the English branch of the family, --with which the elder stock, on this side of the Atlantic, had held little or no intercourse for the last two centuries,--this eminent gentleman might invite Hepzibah to quit the ruinous House of the Seven Gables, and come over to dwell with her kindred at Pyncheon Hall.
It seemed the great Black Parliament sitting in Tophet.
1759-1833), English philanthropists and anti-slavery agitators who helped to secure passage of the Emancipation Bill by Parliament in 1833.
How are you going to have a republic at all, where the head of the government is absolute, holds his place forever, and has no parliament, no council to meddle or make in his affairs, nobody voted for, nobody elected, nobody in the whole universe with a voice in the government, nobody asked to take a hand in its matters, and nobody ALLOWED to do it?
His mother wished to interest him in political concerns, to get him into parliament, or to see him connected with some of the great men of the day.
I remember a certain luscious roll he gave to such phrases as 'The people's representatives in Parliament assembled,' 'Your petitioners therefore humbly approach your honourable house,' 'His gracious Majesty's unfortunate subjects,' as if the words were something real in his mouth, and delicious to taste; Mr.
The king upon his throne, with his crown upon his 'ed, can't sit and write his acts of Parliament in print, without having begun, when he were a unpromoted Prince, with the alphabet - Ah
He also purchased shares in other concerns conducted on the same principle; pocketed dividends made in countries which he had never visited by men whom he had never seen; bought a seat in Parliament from a poor and corrupt constituency, and helped to preserve the laws by which he had thriven.
Old Pew, as had lost his sight, and might have thought shame, spends twelve hundred pound in a year, like a lord in Parliament.
That the other part of the parliament consisted of an assembly called the House of Commons, who were all principal gentlemen, freely picked and culled out by the people themselves, for their great abilities and love of their country, to represent the wisdom of the whole nation.
Next to her sat, on her right, Sir Thomas Burdon, a Radical member of Parliament, who followed his leader in public life and in private life followed the best cooks, dining with the Tories and thinking with the Liberals, in accordance with a wise and well-known rule.
The first railroad had just arrived in China; the first parliament in Japan; the first constitution in Spain.