[ pahr-luh-men-tair-ee-uh-niz-uhm, -muhn- or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh- ]

  1. advocacy of a parliamentary system of government.

Origin of parliamentarianism

First recorded in 1875–80; parliamentarian + -ism

Words Nearby parliamentarianism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use parliamentarianism in a sentence

  • We have at last established parliamentarianism: no one wanted it.

    The New Society | Walther Rathenau
  • parliamentarianism was dying on its legs and constitutionalism appeared to have received its death-blow.

    Ireland Since Parnell | Daniel Desmond Sheehan
  • But thirteen years have sufficed to bog the German movement in the swamps of parliamentarianism.

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

    Sinn Fein | P. S. O'Hegarty
  • In days to come the nineteenth century will be quoted as having witnessed the failure of parliamentarianism.

    The Conquest of Bread | Peter Kropotkin

British Dictionary definitions for parliamentarianism


parliamentarism (ˌpɑːləˈmɛntəˌrɪzəm)

/ (ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm) /

  1. the system of parliamentary government

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