Parliamentary train
Parliamentary Par`lia*men"ta*ry, a. [Cf. F. parlementaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Parliament; as, parliamentary authority. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Enacted or done by Parliament; as, a parliamentary act. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

3. According to the rules and usages of Parliament or of deliberative bodies; as, a parliamentary motion; parliamentary order; parliamentary procedure. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Parliamentary agent}, a person, usually a solicitor, professionally employed by private parties to explain and recommend claims, bills, etc., under consideration of Parliament. [Eng.]

{Parliamentary train}, one of the trains which, by act of Parliament, railway companies are required to run for the conveyance of third-class passengers at a reduced rate. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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