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parliamentary

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adjective par·lia·men·ta·ry \-ˈmen-t(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of parliamentary

  • : relating to or including a parliament

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of parliamentary

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to a parliament b :  enacted, done, or ratified by a parliament

  2. 2 :  of or adhering to the parliament as opposed to the king during the English Civil War

  3. 3 :  of, based on, or having the characteristics of parliamentary government

  4. 4 :  of or relating to members of a parliament

  5. 5 :  of or according to parliamentary law <parliamentary procedure>

1604

First Known Use of parliamentary

1604


Law Dictionary

parliamentary

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adjective par·lia·men·ta·ry \ˌpär-lə-ˈmen-tə-rē, ˌpärl-yə-\

Legal Definition of parliamentary

  1. 1a :  of or relating to a parliament b :  enacted, done, or ratified by a parliament

  2. 2 :  of, based on, or having the characteristics of parliamentary government

  3. 3 :  of or relating to the members of a parliament

  4. 4 :  of or according to parliamentary law





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