parliament

  • 1 Parliament — par·lia·ment / pär lə mənt, pärl yə / n [Anglo French parlement conference, council, parliament, from parler to speak] 1 a: an assemblage of the nobility, clergy, and commons called together by the British sovereign as the supreme legislative… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 parliament — par‧lia‧ment [ˈpɑːləmənt ǁ ˈpɑːr ] noun [countable] the group of people elected to make a country s laws and discuss important national issues: • The Dutch parliament voted to begin lifting economic sanctions. * * * parliament UK US /ˈpɑːləmənt/… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 parliament — ► NOUN 1) (Parliament) (in the UK) the highest legislature, consisting of the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. 2) a similar body in other countries. ORIGIN Old French parlement speaking …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 parliament — [pär′lə mənt] n. [ME parlament < OFr parlement < parler: see PARLEY] 1. an official or formal conference or council, usually concerned with government or public affairs 2. [P ] a) the national legislative body of Great Britain, composed of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Parliament — Parliament, s. Parlament …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 parliament — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. parlement (11c.), originally speaking, talk, from parler to speak (see PARLEY (Cf. parley)); spelling altered c.1400 to conform with M.L. parliamentum. Anglo Latin parliamentum is attested from early 13c. Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 parliament — parliament, parliamentary Both words are spelt with an a in the middle, but are pronounced with the ia as a single syllable …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 Parliament — This article is about the legislative institution. For other uses, see Parliament (disambiguation). Parliaments redirects here. For the American style doo wop quintet, see The Parliaments. The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of …

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  • 10 parliament — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ current, present ▪ new ▪ outgoing ▪ bicameral, unicameral ▪ elected …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 parliament — /pahr leuh meuhnt/ or, sometimes, /pahrl yeuh /, n. 1. (usually cap.) the legislature of Great Britain, historically the assembly of the three estates, now composed of Lords Spiritual and Lords Temporal, forming together the House of Lords, and… …

    Universalium

  • 12 parliament — n. 1) to convene, convoke (a) parliament 2) to adjourn; disband, dissolve (a) parliament 3) a bicameral; national; provincial; unicameral parliament 4) a rump parliament 5) a parliament adjourns; convenes, meets; disbands 6) a house of parliament …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 parliament */*/*/ — UK [ˈpɑː(r)ləmənt] / US [ˈpɑrləmənt] noun Word forms parliament : singular parliament plural parliaments 1) a) [countable] an official elected group of people in some countries who meet to make the laws of the country and discuss national issues… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 parliament — par|lia|ment [ parləmənt ] noun * 1. ) count an official elected group of people in some countries who meet to make the laws of the country and discuss national issues: the Russian parliament a ) Parliament uncount the main law making institution …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 parliament — 01. We went to watch the political debate at the [Parliament] Buildings. 02. She works as a [parliamentary] assistant to the Deputy Minister of Finance. 03. The issue was debated in [Parliament] without being resolved. 04. The legislation is… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 parliament — par|lia|ment W2 [ˈpa:ləmənt US ˈpa:r ] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: parlement, from parler; PARLEY] 1.) [also + plural verb British English] the group of people who are elected to make a country s laws and discuss important national… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 Parliament — Сигарета Parlament Night Blue в пачке …

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  • 18 Parliament — The Parliaments Surnom Funkadelic Pays d’origine  États Unis Genre musical Doo wop …

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  • 19 Parliament —    Since unification in 1861, with a brief hiatus between 1939 and 1943, the Italian Parliament has been composed of a Chamberof Deputies, elected initially by a very restricted form of suffrage and since 1946 by all adults over 18 years of age,… …

    Historical Dictionary of modern Italy

  • 20 Parliament —    As the highest court of the realm, and the national forum for discussion of important public issues, Parliament became during the WARS OF THE ROSES the instrument whereby major political changes were legitimized and new royal regimes… …

    Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses