parliament roll

noun

Definition of parliament roll

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of parliament roll

Middle English parlement rolle, from parlement parliament + rolle roll


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