[pahr-luh-men-tuh-ree, -tree or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-]
- of or relating to a parliament or any of its members.
- enacted or established by a parliament.
- having a parliament.
- of the nature of a parliament.
- in accordance with the formal rules governing the methods of procedure, discussion, and debate in deliberative bodies and organized assemblies: parliamentary order.
Origin of parliamentary
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Examples from the Web for parliamentary
Jennie kept his parliamentary vestments for her son, apparently instilling in Winston the sense that he would be a leader.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain
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“I think that all Slovaks should feel offended,” said MP Tomas Galbavy, who served on the parliamentary culture committee.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies
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The Sunday Times of London has reported that it has given a U.K. parliamentary committee evidence of such a Russian gift.Putin’s World Cup Picasso ‘Bribe’
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And if you look at Britain in comparison: it had a parliamentary system at that time.Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
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According to the Parliamentary committee on security and defense there are thousands of soldiers like al-Saadi.Iraqi Soldiers Bribe Officers So They Don't Have to Fight ISIS
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The commencement of a law and parliamentary library has been made.Explorations in Australia
But bear witness, parliamentary records, how stood the fact!
In any case it would differ but little from our parliamentary monarchy.
Nevertheless, what a commotion it would all cause in the parliamentary duck-pond.
What a notion this would be for adaptation to Parliamentary usage!
- of or characteristic of a parliament or Parliament
- proceeding from a parliament or Parliamenta parliamentary decree
- conforming to or derived from the procedures of a parliament or Parliamentparliamentary conduct
- having a parliament or Parliament
- of or relating to Parliament or its supporters during the English Civil War
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Word Origin and History for parliamentary
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