parliamentary government

  1. government by a body of cabinet ministers who are chosen from and responsible to the legislature and act as advisers to a nominal chief of state.

Origin of parliamentary government

First recorded in 1855–60

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

How to use parliamentary government in a sentence

  • In Germany, in the meanwhile, the agitation for parliamentary government steadily gained ground.

  • This assertion of Virginia's traditional freedom and rights was, of course, a direct challenge to the parliamentary government.

  • Universal suffrage, says Sybel, has always heralded the end of parliamentary government.

    The Victorian Age | William Ralph Inge
  • I am firmly convinced that a parliamentary government is not a government by the people and for the people.

    Freedom Through Disobedience | C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
  • In so resolving, he thought that he was simply acting in accordance with the acknowledged rules of parliamentary government.

    Phineas Finn | Anthony Trollope