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parliamentarian

[ pahr-luh-men-tair-ee-uh n, -muh n- or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh- ]
/ ˌpɑr lə mɛnˈtɛər i ən, -mən- or, sometimes, ˌpɑrl yə- /
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noun

a person who is expert in the formal rules and procedures of deliberative assemblies and other formal organizations.
(sometimes initial capital letter) British. a member of Parliament.
(initial capital letter) a partisan of the British Parliament in opposition to Charles I.

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Origin of parliamentarian

First recorded in 1605–15; parliament + -arian
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British Dictionary definitions for parliamentarian (1 of 2)

parliamentarian

/ (ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪən) /

noun

an expert in parliamentary procedures, etc
(sometimes capital) British a Member of Parliament

adjective

of or relating to a parliament or parliaments

British Dictionary definitions for parliamentarian (2 of 2)

Parliamentarian

/ (ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪən) /

noun

a supporter of Parliament during the English Civil War

adjective

of or relating to Parliament or its supporters during the English Civil War
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Word Origin and History for parliamentarian

parliamentarian


n.

1640s as a designation of one of the sides in the English Civil War; meaning "one versed in parliamentary procedure" dates from 1834. See parliamentary + -ian.

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