Definition of parliamentary
1a : of or relating to a parliament parliamentary elections parliamentary debateb : enacted, done, or ratified by a parliament a parliamentary grant of money
2 : of or adhering to the parliament as opposed to the king during the English Civil War … rendered the parliamentary armies … victorious. — David Hume
3 : of, based on, or having the characteristics of parliamentary government parliamentary democracy
4 : of or relating to members of a parliament have the leader selected by the parliamentary caucus — London Times
5 : of or according to parliamentary law parliamentary procedure
Recent Examples of parliamentary from the Web
Senate Republicans ultimately changed parliamentary rules to advance the nomination and Gorsuch was confirmed by a 54-45 vote.
During the presidential campaign, conservative candidate Francois Fillon was at the center of the scandal when press reports revealed his wife, Penelope, was richly paid as a parliamentary aide, allegedly without actually working.
In this Thursday, May 18, 2017, file photo, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos speaks during a parliamentary session to vote more austerity measures as part of an agreement with international bailout creditors, in Athens.
Still, the Conservatives were projected to retain their parliamentary majority—though by a narrower-than-expected margin.
The opposition plans a parliamentary vote of no confidence in Zuma, but lawmakers of the majority ANC have always voted in support of their leader in other similar votes.
Rudd sought to reinforce that by pointing to the parliamentary voting records of Corbyn and his key spokespeople on home affairs and finance.
People's Party, whose leader Marian Kotleba is an open admirer of Jozef Tiso, who ran Slovakia as a Nazi satellite state during World War II, won about eight percent of the vote - and 14 seats - in last year's parliamentary elections.
Asia: PM Hashimoto’s pre-parliamentary election vow to pursue tax reductions rallied the Nikkei, which gained 0.70 percent.
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First Known Use of parliamentary
PARLIAMENTARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parliamentary for English Language Learners
: relating to or including a parliament
Legal Definition of parliamentary
1a : of or relating to a parliament b : enacted, done, or ratified by a parliament
2 : of, based on, or having the characteristics of parliamentary government
3 : of or relating to the members of a parliament
4 : of or according to parliamentary law
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