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.
- Also called cabinet government.
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How to use parliamentary government in a sentence
In Germany, in the meanwhile, the agitation for parliamentary government steadily gained ground.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
This assertion of Virginia's traditional freedom and rights was, of course, a direct challenge to the parliamentary government.Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660 | Wilcomb E. Washburn
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