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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

- In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing 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...
- The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known internationally as the UK Parliament, British Parliament, or...
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- The European Parliament (EP) is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the Council of the European Union...
- Parliament of England was the legislature of the Kingdom of England, existing from the early 13th century until 1707, when it became the Parliament of...
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- Parliament is a title of certain legislatures. Parliament may also refer to: Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament of Canada Houses of Parliament...
- The Short Parliament was a Parliament of England that was summoned by King Charles I of England on 20 February 1640 and sat from 13 April to 5 May 1640...
- A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes...
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