noun English History.
the remnant of the Long Parliament established by the expulsion of the Presbyterian members in 1648, dismissed by force in 1653, and restored briefly in 1659–60.
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British Dictionary definitions for rump parliament
English history the remainder of the Long Parliament after Pride's Purge. It sat from 1648–53
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