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parliaments, plural;
  1. (in the UK) The highest legislature, consisting of the sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons
    • - the Secretary of State will lay proposals before Parliament
  2. The members of this legislature for a particular period, esp. between one dissolution and the next
    • - the act was passed by the last parliament of the reign
  3. A similar legislature in other nations and states
    • - the Russian parliament

  1. a legislative assembly in certain countries
  2. fantan: a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards
  3. (parliamentary) relating to or having the nature of a parliament; "parliamentary reform"; "a parliamentary body"
  4. A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modeled after that of the United Kingdom. The name is derived from the French parlement, the action of parler (to speak): a parlement is a discussion. ...
  5. Parliament is a brand of cigarettes marketed by the company Philip Morris. The brand was introduced in 1931 and is distinctive for their recessed paper filters and a sharp, tangy flavor. ...
  6. Fiji's Parliament is bicameral. The House of Representatives has 71 members. 25 of these are elected by universal suffrage. ...
  7. The National Assembly of South Korea (Gukhoe in Korean language) is a 299-member unicameral legislature. The latest general elections were held on April 9, 2008. ...
  8. Majlis-e-Shoora (Urdu: مجلس شوری) (Council of Advisors in Urdu and Persian, although referred to as "Parliament") is the federal and supreme legislative body of Pakistan. ...
  9. The Parliament of the Republic of Singapore and the President jointly make up the legislature of Singapore. ...
  10. An institution whose elected or appointed members meet to debate the major political issues of the day and usually to exercise legislative powers and sometimes judicial powers; A collective noun for a flook of owls or rooks; Parliament cake; a type of gingerbread
  11. (parliaments) Bodies representing privileged groups; institutionalized feudal principle that rulers should consult with their vassals; found in England, Spain, Germany, and France. (p. 381)
  12. a group of people that make the laws for a country
  13. Parliament is New Zealand's principal law-making body. It has full power to make laws that apply to anyone in New Zealand. Parliament is made up of the House of Representatives and the Sovereign (represented in New Zealand by the Governor-General). ...
  14. (from the French word for speech - parlement) derived from the time of William the Conqueror. The Norman kings had called a national assembly of select peoples together for consultation - England's first parliament.  After King Edward I (r. 1272 to 1307), parliament had taken a new shape. ...
  15. The political assembly in which elected representatives debate and vote upon proposed laws. The word 'parliament' comes from 15th century English, and from a French word meaning 'talking place'. In the ACT, the Legislative Assembly is the parliament.
  16. the parliament of Pakistan consists of the President of the Pakistan and two Houses to be known as the National Assembly and the Senate;
  17. A group of citizens elected or appointed to represent the people for the main purpose of making law. The legislature consists of the President and Parliament.
  18. Also called the National Assembly, this is the legislative branch of government. It consists of elected representatives (Members of Parliament or MP's) and is responsible for creating new laws and amending or repealing old laws.
  19. The name given to an assembly of elected representatives who participate in the ruling of the country.
  20. Body of government in England. During the entire Commonwealth period, the House of Lords was laid down. Previously, from 1629 to 1640, Charles I ruled England without Parliament, but he was forced to convene it in order to raise revenues for a war against Scotland.
  21. was also responsible for the impeachment and subsequent execution of the king's advisers, Archbishop William Laud and Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford.
  22. The highest law-making body, also known as the legislature.
  23. Representative assembly first defined in the Magna Carta in the 13th century. First comprised of the king’s officers and the peers of the realm, the assembly gradually grew beyond the Barons to include knights of shires who were summoned by the sheriff. ...
  24. By all rights, the legislature buildings should be on Parliament Street.
  25. A Parliament is a group of elected representatives that debates and decides upon new laws.