- parliamentary government,
- parliamentary law,
- parliamentary private secretary,
- parliamentary secretary,
- parliamentary system,
- parlor car,
- parlor game,
- parlor grand,
- parlor house,
- parlor palm
Origin of parlor
Examples from the Web for parlor
But blame-the-candidate is a Democratic parlor game played when they lose local seats they should have won by the numbers.
Today, savant-like information recall seems more like a parlor trick than a mark of real intelligence: cool, but not enviable.
Unwrapping her many layers has become the current parlor game of the media and blogosphere.
After the parlor was raided by police, the woman was jailed and then deported to Moldova by the British government.
His face would light up and smile as though he were actually sitting on the front porch or in the parlor with them.
His life was filled with receptions, dinners, and evening parties, or with parlor and evening concerts.
The floors of nearly every parlor and bedroom had been newly oiled.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
As he was hunting for them, he remembered his little flags that always stood in the corner of the parlor.Bobby of Cloverfield Farm|Helen Fuller Orton
The moment Flyaway reached the house, she rushed into the parlor to tell her mother the news.Dotty Dimple's Flyaway|Sophie May
"Martha has forgotten to light up the parlor," he said testily.The Precipice|Elia Wilkinson Peattie
c.1200, parlur, "window through which confessions were made," also "apartment in a monastery for conversations with outside persons;" from Old French parleor "courtroom, judgment hall, auditorium" (12c., Modern French parloir), from parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)).
Sense of "sitting room for private conversation" is late 14c.; that of "show room for a business" (e.g. ice cream parlor) first recorded 1884. As an adjective, "advocating radical views from a position of comfort," 1910.