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 butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant. [1913 Webster]

{Rump Parliament}, or {The Rump} (Eng. Hist.), the remnant of the Long Parliament after the expulsion by Cromwell in 1648 of those who opposed his purposes. It was dissolved by Cromwell in 1653, but twice revived for brief sessions, ending finally in 1659. [1913 Webster]

The Rump abolished the House of Lords, the army abolished the Rump, and by this army of saints Cromwell governed. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{Rump steak}, a beefsteak from the rump. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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