Examples of parliament in a Sentence
The parliament has authority over the armed forces.
The issue was debated in Parliament.
The law was passed in the present parliament.
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While Erdogan aims for a second term, some believe his party may lose its majority in parliament.
In a sign of acrimony, legislators from the CDU and the CSU met separately in parliament for the first time.
This would leave the left-wing prime minister dependent on support from political opponents to ratify the deal in parliament.
But the Netherlands has one of the world’s strongest animal-rights movements (the Party for the Animals has five seats in parliament).
The candidate with the most votes in one district automatically has a seat in parliament, so 299 lawmakers from the districts are sent to Berlin.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is out of power, after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament.
His appeal for a government clean of scandal, coupled with a promise to hold new elections soon, brought him just enough votes in parliament to end Rajoy's 6 1/2 years in charge.
The new government still needs to win a confidence vote in parliament, but at this stage that was a formality.
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PARLIAMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parliament for English Language Learners
: the group of people who are responsible for making the laws in some kinds of government
Parliament : a particular parliament; especially : the parliament of the United Kingdom that includes the House of Commons and the House of Lords
: the period of time during which a parliament is working
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