Definition of Parliaments. Meaning of Parliaments. Synonyms of Parliaments

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Definition of Parliaments

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 Parliaments from wikipedia

- name. Historically, parliaments included various kinds of deliberative, consultative, and judicial ****emblies, e.g. medieval parliaments. The English term...
- The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (c. 14) (FTPA) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that for the first time sets in legislation a default...
- backing musicians with the five Parliaments singers as uncredited guests. When Revilot declared bankruptcy the Parliaments were sold to Atlantic Records...
- of Canadian provinces and territories Parliaments of the Australian states and territories National parliaments of the European Union List of legislatures...
- Germany's federal system comprises 16 state parliaments (the German terms are: Landtag in large states, Bürgerschaft in Bremen and Hamburg, Abgeordnetenhaus...
- mother of parliaments". This was reported in The Times on the following day. The expression therefore is often wrongly applied to the Parliament of the United...
- original member of The Parliaments, before leaving in 1977. In the nineties, he formed Original P with the other Parliaments (Davis, Thomas and Haskins)...
- of Parliaments of the United Kingdom, tabulated with the elections to the House of Commons and the list of members of the House. The Parliaments are...
- jungle primary. "Fixed-term Parliaments Act Section 2(3)". "Fixed-term Parliaments Act Section 2(1)". "Fixed-term Parliaments Act Section 1(5)". "Scotland...
- committees of these Parliaments tend to be more important than the plenary chamber. Some Western European countries' parliaments (e.g. in the Netherlands...
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