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[uhn-pahr-luh-men-tuh-ree, -tree]
  1. not parliamentary; at variance with or contrary to the methods employed by parliamentary bodies.
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Origin of unparliamentary

First recorded in 1620–30; un-1 + parliamentary
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Examples from the Web for unparliamentary

Historical Examples

  • A Raven pirouetted on her toes in a most unparliamentary and unbird-like fashion.


    Jane Abbott

  • But he shrank from proposing this—the dear man might think it unparliamentary.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • Even if he knew them, it would be unparliamentary, and irregular, to state them.

  • I regret to say that his language was unparliamentary in the extreme.

  • This was unparliamentary enough, but it was allowed to pass.

    The Law and the Poor

    Edward Abbott Parry

British Dictionary definitions for unparliamentary


  1. not consistent with parliamentary procedure or practice
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Derived Formsunparliamentarily, adverbunparliamentariness, noun
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