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Rump Parliament

noun

, English History.
  1. 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.


Rump Parliament

noun

  1. English history the remainder of the Long Parliament after Pride's Purge. It sat from 1648–53


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According to tradition, that's what Oliver Cromwell told the English “rump parliament” when he dissolved it in 1653.

The blow had fallen: the Revolution was complete: the Rump Parliament was no more.

There seems to be a reference to that fact in the close of his fine letter to the Rump Parliament.

He even had to fight for support in the rump parliament which had elected him.

Compared with it the "rump parliament" of Oliver Cromwell was the perfection of wisdom and moderation.

The Rump Parliament consisted entirely of Cromwell's stalactites.

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