parliamentarian

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noun par·lia·men·tar·i·an \ˌpär-lə-ˌmen-ˈter-ē-ən, -mən- also ˌpärl-yə-\

Definition of parliamentarian

  1. 1 often capitalized :  an adherent of the parliament in opposition to the king during the English Civil War

  2. 2 :  an expert in the rules and usages of a deliberative assembly (such as a parliament)

  3. 3 :  a member of a parliament

1642

First Known Use of parliamentarian

1642


PARLIAMENTARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

parliamentarian

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noun par·lia·men·tar·i·an \ˌpär-lə-ˌmen-ˈter-ē-ən, -mən- also ˌpärl-yə-\

Definition of parliamentarian for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a parliament; especially : a member who knows a lot about the way things are done in a parliament


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parliamentarian

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noun par·lia·men·tar·i·an \ˌpär-lə-ˌmen-ˈtar-ē-ən, ˌpärl-yə-, -mən-\

Legal Definition of parliamentarian

  1. 1 :  an expert in the rules and usages of a parliament or other deliberative assembly; specifically often capitalized :  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. 2 :  a member of a parliament

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