Long Parliament
Parliament Par"lia*ment, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr. parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See {Parley}.] 1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

But first they held their parliament. --Rom. of R. [1913 Webster]

2. A formal conference on public affairs; a general council; esp., an assembly of representatives of a nation or people having authority to make laws. [1913 Webster]

They made request that it might be lawful for them to summon a parliament of Gauls. --Golding. [1913 Webster]

3. The assembly of the three estates of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, viz., the lords spiritual, lords temporal, and the representatives of the commons, sitting in the House of Lords and the House of Commons, constituting the legislature, when summoned by the royal authority to consult on the affairs of the nation, and to enact and repeal laws. [1913 Webster]

Note: Thought the sovereign is a constituting branch of Parliament, the word is generally used to denote the three estates named above. [1913 Webster]

4. In France, before the Revolution of 1789, one of the several principal judicial courts. [1913 Webster]

{Parliament heel}, the inclination of a ship when made to careen by shifting her cargo or ballast.

{Parliament hinge} (Arch.), a hinge with so great a projection from the wall or frame as to allow a door or shutter to swing back flat against the wall.

{Long Parliament}, {Rump Parliament}. See under {Long}, and {Rump}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Long Parliament — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Long Parliament — n. the English Parliament that met in 1640, was expelled by Cromwell in 1653, reconvened briefly in 1659, and was dissolved in 1660 …   English World dictionary

  • Long Parliament — The Long Parliament is the name of the English Parliament called by Charles I, on 3 November 1640, [This article uses the Julian calendar with the start of year adjusted to 1 January (For a more detailed explanation, see )] following the Bishops… …   Wikipedia

  • Long Parliament — Eng. Hist. the Parliament that assembled November 3, 1640, was expelled by Cromwell in 1653, reconvened in 1659, and was dissolved in 1660. * * * Session of the English Parliament summoned in November 1640 by Charles I, so named to distinguish it …   Universalium

  • Long Parliament — The name usually given to the parliament which met in November, 1640, under Charles I., and was dissolved by Cromwell on the 10th of April, 1653. The name Long Parliament is, however, also given to the parliament which met in 1661, after the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Long Parliament — The name usually given to the parliament which met in November, 1640, under Charles I., and was dissolved by Cromwell on the 10th of April, 1653. The name Long Parliament is, however, also given to the parliament which met in 1661, after the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Long Parliament — Long′ Par′liament n. why the English Parliament that assembled in 1640, was dismissed by Cromwell in 1653, reconvened in 1659, and was dissolved in 1660 …   From formal English to slang

  • Long Parliament — /lɒŋ ˈpaləmənt/ (say long pahluhmuhnt) noun the parliament summoned by Charles I that assembled on 3 November 1640, was expelled by Cromwell in 1653, reconvened in 1659, and was dissolved in 1660 …   Australian English dictionary

  • LONG PARLIAMENT —    the celebrated English Parliament which assembled 3rd November 1640, and was dissolved by Cromwell 20th April 1653, and which was afterwards restored, and did not finally decease till 16th March 1660 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • long parliament — English Parliament (assembled on November 3rd 1640, was expelled by Cromwell in 1653, reassembled in 1659 and dissolved in 1660) …   English contemporary dictionary

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