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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How to use parliamentarian in a sentence
One of the most straightforward possibilities — which progressives have pushed — is for Democrats to simply ignore the decision of the parliamentarian and include the $15 minimum wage in the bill anyway.Democrats’ remaining options for raising the minimum wage, explained | Emily Stewart | February 26, 2021 | Vox
Dove had served as parliamentarian from 1981 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 2001, but he began working for the parliamentarian’s office in the mid-1960s.Some Democrats want to fire the Senate parliamentarian who scuttled $15 minimum-wage plans. It’s been done once before. | Katie Shepherd | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
We must be prepared to use every tool in our toolbox to get this done, whether it’s overruling the parliamentarian if necessary or finally ending the filibuster.Minimum-wage increase imperiled in covid relief bill by Senate official’s ruling | Erica Werner | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
What can be done via reconciliation is ultimately up to the parliamentarian and the senators, who could decide to overrule her, although that would be very controversial.What Democrats Can’t Do As Long As The Filibuster Remains In Place — And What They Can | Perry Bacon Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) | February 1, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
MEP, Alexandra Geese, of Germany’s Greens, filed an initial complaint with the EDPS on behalf of other parliamentarians.Privacy complaint targets European parliament’s COVID-19 test-booking site | Natasha Lomas | January 22, 2021 | TechCrunch
Organized by far-right Belgian parliamentarian Laurent Louis, the congress was ultimately banned by authorities.First Anti-Semitic Attack Since World War II Rocks Brussels | Tracy McNicoll | May 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She might be young for a parliamentarian at 31, but she is no naïve agitator.Parliamentarian Lesya Orobets on the Myth of a Divided Ukraine | Will Cathcart | December 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ukraine parliamentarian Lesya Orobets has not slept in days.Parliamentarian Lesya Orobets on the Myth of a Divided Ukraine | Will Cathcart | December 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ilias Kasidiaris, a young party member and parliamentarian, was sitting alongside two female politicians on a political chat show.
After 15 years under house arrest, Suu Kyi is now a parliamentarian and has political calculations to consider.Burma’s Rohingya Muslims Targeted by Buddhist Mob Violence | Brendan Brady | June 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
To reduce that town, the parliamentarian forces marched through Peterborough about the middle of the month of April.The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral | George S. Phillips
The effect of all this harshness naturally was to make the Birmingham folk even more parliamentarian than before.Warwickshire | Clive Holland
He was deprived of his wardenship and imprisoned by the parliamentarian commissioners when they visited Oxford.The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. | Hartley Withers
No parliamentarian troops were ever marched out of the county until the issue at home was decided.The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651) | Ernest Broxap
It was fortunate for the parliamentarian cause in Lancashire that the largest town in the county was on its side.The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651) | Ernest Broxap
British Dictionary definitions for parliamentarian (1 of 2)
an expert in parliamentary procedures, etc
(sometimes capital) British a Member of Parliament
of or relating to a parliament or parliaments
British Dictionary definitions for Parliamentarian (2 of 2)
a supporter of Parliament during the English Civil War
of or relating to Parliament or its supporters during the English Civil War
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