parliamentarian

[pahr-luh-men-tair-ee-uh n, -muh n- or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. parley,
  2. parleyvoo,
  3. parliament,
  4. parliament clock,
  5. parliament hinge,
  6. parliamentarianism,
  7. parliamentary,
  8. parliamentary agent,
  9. parliamentary commissioner,
  10. parliamentary government

Origin of parliamentarian

First recorded in 1605–15; parliament + -arian

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British Dictionary definitions for parliamentarian

parliamentarian

noun

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

adjective

of or relating to a parliament or parliaments

Parliamentarian

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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