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Definitions of parliament

  1. a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as their sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Great Britain) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A formal conference on public affairs; a general council; esp., an assembly of representatives of a nation or people having authority to make laws. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The assembly of the three estates of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, viz., the lords spiritual, lords temporal, and the representatives of the commons, sitting in the House of Lords and the House of Commons, constituting the legislature, when summoned by the royal authority to consult on the affairs of the nation, and to enact and repeal laws. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In France, before the Revolution of 1789, one of the several principal judicial courts. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A general council: Parliament, the supreme legislative assembly, or lawmaking body, of Great Britain; a similar assembly existing in certain other countries. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Meeting for consultation: the legislature of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, consisting of the sovereign, lords, and commons. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A meeting for consultation; the national legislature of Great Britain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A legislative body; especially, the supreme legislature of Great Britain, also of some of her colonies. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The deliberative legislature of the British nation, consisting of the Sovereign, the Lords, and the Commons; a deliberative assembly. See Parley. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The general and supreme council of the nation, in which alone is placed the legislating power, consisting of three estates or branches-the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons; in France, certain high courts of justice before the Revolution. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The supreme legislative assembly of Great Britain and Ireland, consisting of the king or queen and the three estates of the realm, viz., the lords spiritual, the lords temporal, and the commons. 1 Bl. Comm. 153. thelawdictionary.org
  14. pär'li-ment, n. a meeting for deliberation: the supreme legislature of Great Britain, also of some of her colonies: in France, down to the Revolution, one of certain superior and final courts of judicature, in which also the edicts of the king were registered before becoming law.--adjs. PARLIAMENT[=A]'RIAN, adhering to the Parliament in opposition to Charles I.; PARLIAMENT'ARY, pertaining to parliament: enacted or done by parliament: according to the rules and practices of legislative bodies.--PARLIAMENTARY AGENT, a person employed by private persons or societies for drafting bills or managing business to be brought before parliament; PARLIAMENTARY BOROUGH, a borough having the right of sending a member or members to parliament; PARLIAMENTARY TRAIN, a train which, by act of parliament, runs both ways along a line of railway, at least once each day, at the rate of one penny per mile.--ACT OF PARLIAMENT, a statute that has passed through both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and received the formal royal assent. [Fr. parlement--parler, to speak.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Council forming with the Sovereign the supreme legislature of United Kingdom, consisting of House of Lords (Spiritual& Temporal) & House of Commons (representatives of counties, cities, &c.); (of King) open P., declare it open with ceremonial; corresponding legislative assembly in other countries; LONG P. (met Nov. 3rd, 1640, dissolved March 1660); Short P. (sat from Apr. 13 to May 5, 1640); (also p.-cake) thin crisp cake of gingerbread. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. the P. Act, that of 1911 depriving the Lords of their veto on money bills& making their veto on other bills merely suspensory. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [French] The grand legislative assembly of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, viz., the lords spiritual and temporal, and the commons;—the legislature in some of the dependencies of the British crown, as in Canada;—the supreme council in Sweden. Cabinet Dictionary

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