Rump 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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  • Rump Parliament — Rump Rump, n. [OE. rumpe; akin to D. romp trunk, body, LG. rump, G. rumpf, Dan. rumpe rump, Icel. rumpr, Sw. rumpa rump, tail.] 1. The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks. [1913 Webster] 2. Among… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rump Parliament — n. 1. the part of the Long Parliament remaining after the purge of 1648 until disbanded by Cromwell in 1653 2. the same body recalled in 1659 and disbanded in 1660 …   English World dictionary

  • Rump Parliament — The Rump Parliament was the name of the English Parliament after Colonel Pride on December 6 1648 had purged Long Parliament of those members hostile to the intentions of the Grandees in the New Model Army to try King Charles I for high treason.… …   Wikipedia

  • Rump Parliament — Parlement croupion Oliver Cromwell dissolvant le Long Parlement Le Parlement croupion (anglais : Rump Parliament, rump signifiant « tronqué » ou « restant ») est ce qui est resté du Long Parlement britannique suite à la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rump Parliament — /rʌmp/ (say rump) noun the part of the Long Parliament that remained after Pride s Purge. It sat from 1648–53, and again from 1659–60. Also, the Rump …   Australian English dictionary

  • Rump Parliament — Eng. Hist. the remnant of the Long Parliament established by the expulsion of the Presbyterian members in 1648, dismissed by force in 1653, and restored briefly in 1659 60. * * *       in the period of the English Commonwealth, the phase of the… …   Universalium

  • rump parliament — The English parliament under the Commonwealth, from 1648 to 1660 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Rump Parliament — Eng. Hist. the remnant of the Long Parliament established by the expulsion of the Presbyterian members in 1648, dismissed by force in 1653, and restored briefly in 1659 60 …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) Rump Parliament — the Rump Parliament [the Rump Parliament] a name given to the parliament that governed Britain from 1648 to 1653 and from 1659 to 1660, after the ↑Long Parliament had been reduced in size. (The rump of something is a small part left from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rump — Rump, n. [OE. rumpe; akin to D. romp trunk, body, LG. rump, G. rumpf, Dan. rumpe rump, Icel. rumpr, Sw. rumpa rump, tail.] 1. The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks. [1913 Webster] 2. Among butchers …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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