Definition of Parliament. Meaning of Parliament. Synonyms of Parliament

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Definition of Parliament

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.] But first they held their parliament. --Rom. of R. 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. They made request that it might be lawful for them to summon a parliament of Gauls. --Golding. 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. Note: Thought the sovereign is a constituting branch of Parliament, the word is generally used to denote the three estates named above. 4. In France, before the Revolution of 1789, one of the several principal judicial courts. 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.

Meaning of Parliament from wikipedia

- modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative, elected body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing...
- Oxford Parliament may refer to: The Oxford Parliament (1258), also known as the Mad Parliament and the "First English Parliament", ****embled during the...
- 20806°E / 28.61722; 77.20806 The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body of the Republic of India. The Parliament is composed of the President...
- Lothian, a town in Scotland Livingston (Scottish Parliament constituency) Livingston (UK Parliament constituency) Livingston Village, West Lothian, Scotland...
- Parliament Street may refer to: Parliament Street, Exeter, one of the world's narrowest streets in Exeter, England The southern extension of Whitehall...
- The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom...
- Parliament House may refer to: Commonwealth (Federal) Parliament Parliament House, Canberra, Parliament of Australia Old Parliament House, Canberra...
- Discography of Parliament, influential George Clinton-led funk group. "Parliament > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-07-18.  "RIAA...
- Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina Austrian Parliament Building Bangladesh Parliament Building Parliament Buildings (Barbados), a two building complex...
- Old Parliament House or Old Parliament Building may refer to: Old Parliament Building Old Parliament Building, Colombo, Sri Lanka Old Parliament Building...
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