Definition of parliamentarian
1 often capitalized : an adherent of the parliament in opposition to the king during the English Civil War
2 : an expert in the rules and usages of a deliberative assembly (such as a parliament)
3 : a member of a parliament
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Wahid Mujro, spokesman for the Public Health ministry, said 87 people were wounded when three explosions rocked a cemetery where Salim Ezadyar, the son of a senior Afghan parliamentarian, was about to be buried.
In this instance, however, the parliamentarian is 20 years younger than the pop musician, who becomes eligible this year for a free bus pass.
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First Known Use of parliamentarian
PARLIAMENTARIAN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Legal Definition of parliamentarian
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 : a member of a parliament
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