parliamentary

[ pahr-luh-men-tuh-ree, -tree or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh- ]
/ ˌpɑr ləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri or, sometimes, ˌpɑrl yə- /

adjective

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.

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Origin of parliamentary

First recorded in 1610–20; parliament + -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM parliamentary

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British Dictionary definitions for parliamentary

parliamentary
/ (ˌpɑːləˈmɛntərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective (sometimes capital)

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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