parliamentary
adjective Date: 1604 1. a. of or relating to a parliament b. enacted, done, or ratified by a parliament 2. of or adhering to the parliament as opposed to the king during the English Civil War 3. of, based on, or having the characteristics of parliamentary government 4. of or relating to members of a parliament 5. of or according to parliamentary law <
parliamentary procedure
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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parliamentary — par·lia·men·ta·ry /ˌpär lə men tə rē, ˌpärl yə / adj 1 a: of or relating to a parliament b: enacted, done, or ratified by a parliament 2: of, based on, or having the characteristics of parliamentary government 3: of or relating to the members of… …   Law dictionary

  • parliamentary — [pär΄lə ment′ə rē, pär΄ləmen′trē] adj. 1. of or like a parliament 2. decreed or established by a parliament 3. based on or conforming to the customs and rules of a parliament or other public assembly [parliamentary procedure] 4. having or… …   English World dictionary

  • parliamentary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to, enacted by, or suitable for a parliament …   English terms dictionary

  • parliamentary — Relating or belonging to, connected with, enacted by or proceeding from, or characteristic of, the English parliament in particular, or any legislative body in general @ parliamentary agents In England, persons who act as solicitors in promoting… …   Black's law dictionary

  • parliamentary — adjective a) Of, relating to, or enacted by a parliament Parliamentary procedures are sometimes slow b) Having the supreme executive and legislative power resting with a cabinet of ministers chosen from …   Wiktionary

  • parliamentary — par|lia|men|ta|ry [ ,parlə ment(ə)ri ] adjective relating to a parliament or appropriate for a parliament: a parliamentary debate parliamentary language …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • parliamentary — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)ləme̱ntəri[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADJ: ADJ n Parliamentary is used to describe things that are connected with a parliament or with Members of Parliament. He used his influence to make sure she was not selected as a parliamentary candidate …   English dictionary

  • parliamentary */*/ — UK [ˌpɑː(r)ləˈment(ə)rɪ] / US [ˌpɑrləˈment(ə)rɪ] adjective relating to a parliament or suitable for a parliament a parliamentary debate parliamentary language …   English dictionary

  • parliamentary — par•lia•men•ta•ry [[t]ˌpɑr ləˈmɛn tə ri, tri[/t]] sometimes [[t]ˌpɑrl yə [/t]] adj. 1) gov of, characteristic of, dealt with, or enacted by a Parliament 2) gov having a Parliament 3) gov in accordance with parliamentary law: parliamentary… …   From formal English to slang

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