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Origin of parliament
OTHER WORDS FROM parliamentan·ti·par·lia·ment, adjectivein·ter·par·lia·ment, adjectivesub·par·lia·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for parliament
For starters, on the first day of parliament, the government said it had maintained no data on the number of migrants who lost their lives because of the pandemic-related lockdown.A list of things the Modi government says it has no data on|Manavi Kapur|September 18, 2020|Quartz
As well as all Politico-published content, it pulls in publicly available content like bills, procedures, parliament transcripts, lobbying information, press releases and tweets.After reaching profitability in 2019, Politico EU aims for 10% revenue growth this year|Lucinda Southern|September 11, 2020|Digiday
He worked part-time to put himself through college and landed a job as secretary to a member of parliament from Yokohama, thanks to an introduction from the head of his university’s alumni association, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reports.How the son of strawberry pickers became Japan’s most likely choice for next prime minister|claychandler|September 3, 2020|Fortune
Under the proposed law, the government would cede further ground to the military, which took over control of CPEC last year through a presidential ordinance that bypassed parliament.
A senior government official in the planning ministry, who does not wish to be named, says that a new draft of the legislation will be circulated for cabinet approval before being presented to parliament.
Parliament looks at measures to monitor toddlers for anti-Semitic speech.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He may have been relieved to head for Westminster as a Member of Parliament on Oct. 1, 1386.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings|Wendy Smith|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A political leader told us parliament won't do anything unless people revolt.Will the Swiss Quit Cooking their Kittens and Puppies?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last time a Pope addressed the parliament in Strasbourg was in 1988 when an Iron Curtain still divided the continent.
“We are fighting in the east and we still have traitors in our parliament,” he frets.
The King's proclamations shall be observed and kept as though they were acts of Parliament.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
Father intends to appeal to Parliament, but even in Parliament he fears he cannot obtain justice.Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall|Charles Major
The noble Marquis consequently hoped that the Trojan horse would not be allowed to come within the walls of Parliament.The Grand Old Man|Richard B. Cook
There would be no difficulty as to Parliament; we can call them together at a fortnight's notice.Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)|The Duke of Buckingham
But the Parliament of Paris was unfitted to be a legislative body.
British Dictionary definitions for parliament (1 of 2)
Word Origin for parliament
British Dictionary definitions for parliament (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for parliament
An assembly of representatives, usually of an entire nation, that makes laws. Parliaments began in the Middle Ages in struggles for power between kings and their people. Today, parliaments differ from other kinds of legislatures in one important way: some of the representatives in the parliament serve as government ministers, in charge of carrying out the laws that the parliament passes. Generally, a parliament is divided by political parties, and the representative who leads the strongest political party in the parliament becomes the nation's head of government. This leader is usually called the prime minister or premier. Typically, a different person — usually a king, queen, or president — is head of state, and this person's duties are usually more ceremonial than governmental.