parliament roll

noun

: one of a number of rolls of parchment inscribed by the chancery clerks with the records of the British parliament during the period from 1278 until the beginning of the use of journals by the two houses in 1509

Word History

Etymology

Middle English parlement rolle, from parlement parliament + rolle roll

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“Parliament roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parliament%20roll. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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