[pahr-luh-men-tair-ee-uh n, -muh n- or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-]
- 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.
Origin of parliamentarian
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Examples from the Web for parliamentarian
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
May 25, 2014
She might be young for a parliamentarian at 31, but she is no naïve agitator.
Ukraine Parliamentarian Lesya Orobets has not slept in days.
Ilias Kasidiaris, a young party member and parliamentarian, was sitting alongside two female politicians on a political chat show.The Folly of Banning Greece’s Neo-Nazi Party
October 5, 2013
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
June 27, 2013
But the English parliamentarian men-of-war were cruising in the Channel.Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)
A parliamentarian, like a seignior, must do credit to his fortune.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
Rupert and the Parliamentarian leaders knew that they were there to fight.Yorkshire Battles
This was the Parliamentarian way of explaining away their defeat.
The Parliamentarian horse were quartered up and down the country.
- an expert in parliamentary procedures, etc
- (sometimes capital) British a Member of Parliament
- of or relating to a parliament or parliaments
- 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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Word Origin and History for parliamentarian
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