parliament

[ pahr-luh-muh nt or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF parliament
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I can hardly think that Parliament will adopt a different view.

This period, beginning with 1840, has been styled "a memorable decade" in the history of Parliament.

Three weeks later Parliament was dissolved by Royal commission.

It was not until the brief session of 1847, that he appeared again in Parliament.

Other relatives followed, and then most of the members of Parliament.

Mr. Gladstone was again elected by a fair majority and returned to Parliament.

A great Liberal majority was returned to Parliament, which was placed at 115.

January, 1874, Mr. Gladstone issued a manifesto dissolving Parliament.

Fifty years before, on that day, he had been returned to Parliament as member for Newark.

Fitzosborn should he the spokesman, and explain the result of their parliament.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "consultation; formal conference, assembly," from Old French parlement (11c.), originally "a speaking, talk," from parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)); spelling altered c.1400 to conform with Medieval Latin parliamentum.

Anglo-Latin parliamentum is attested from early 13c. Specific sense "representative assembly of England or Ireland" emerged by mid-14c. from general meaning "a conference of the secular and/or ecclesiastical aristocracy summoned by a monarch."

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noundelegation of representatives

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