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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 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
  4. 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
  5. In France, before the Revolution of 1789, one of the several principal judicial courts. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A meeting for consultation; the national legislature of Great Britain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. 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.

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Usage examples for parliament

  1. Well, yes- if I get sent to Parliament – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  2. They were often members of parliament – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
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