Simple Definition of parliamentarian
: a member of a parliament; especially : a member who knows a lot about the way things are done in a parliament
Full Definition of parliamentarian
1 often capitalized : an adherent of the parliament in opposition to the king during the English Civil War
2 : an expert in the rules and usages of a deliberative assembly (as a parliament)
3 : a member of a parliament
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Legal Definition of parliamentarian
1 : an expert in the rules and usages of a parliament or other deliberative assembly; specifically often cap : an officer of a legislative body acting as adviser on matters of procedure Editor's note: The parliamentarian of the U.S. House of Representatives is appointed by the Speaker of the House. The Secretary of the Senate appoints the Senate's parliamentarian with approval of the majority leader.
2 : a member of a parliament
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