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


advocacy of a parliamentary system of government.

Origin of parliamentarianism

First recorded in 1875–80; parliamentarian + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for parliamentarianism

Historical Examples of parliamentarianism

  • It was the first definite challenge since the Union to the theory of Parliamentarianism.

    Sinn Fein

    P. S. O'Hegarty

  • That is the Sinn Fein case against the policy of Parliamentarianism, and it is an overwhelming case.

    Sinn Fein

    P. S. O'Hegarty

  • Parliamentarianism, writes Mr. Barry OBrien drolly, was apparently becoming a respectable thing.

    Lord Randolph Churchill

    Winston Spencer Churchill

  • In days to come the nineteenth century will be quoted as having witnessed the failure of parliamentarianism.

    The Conquest of Bread

    Peter Kropotkin

  • His experience immediately on his return does not strengthen our belief in the "Parliamentarianism" of the preceding century.

    The Scottish Parliament

    Robert S. (Robert Sangster) Rait

British Dictionary definitions for parliamentarianism


parliamentarism (ˌpɑːləˈmɛntəˌrɪzəm)


the system of parliamentary government
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