parliamentary

adjective
par·​lia·​men·​ta·​ry | \ ˌpär-lə-ˈmen-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce parliamentary (audio) also ˌpärl-yə- \

Definition of parliamentary

1a : of or relating to a parliament parliamentary elections parliamentary debate
b : 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 caucusLondon Times
5 : of or according to parliamentary law parliamentary procedure

Examples of parliamentary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It will be prepared by his new government and is expected to be presented just after the parliamentary election. The Christian Science Monitor, 17 May 2022 It will be prepared by his new government and is expected to be presented just after the parliamentary election. Sylvie Corbet, ajc, 16 May 2022 Lebanese voted on Sunday to choose a new government in the country’s first parliamentary election since the beginning of a once-in-a-century economic collapse. WSJ, 16 May 2022 Now, just hours ahead of Lebanon's parliamentary election on Sunday, voters are expected to cast a ballot amidst misery, threats and corruption. Carmen Geha, CNN, 14 May 2022 Opposition parties are looking to break his government's majority in France's parliamentary election in June. Elaine Ganley, USA TODAY, 1 May 2022 Estonia becomes the world’s first country to use internet voting in a parliamentary election. Gil Press, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 But calls for alliance with Le Pen for parliamentary election. Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2022 Despite a successful period, Orbán’s party lost the parliamentary election in 2002. Zsuzsanna Szelényi, The New Republic, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of parliamentary

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for parliamentary

borrowed from Medieval Latin parlamentārius, parliamentārius, from parlamentum, parliamentum parliament + Latin -ārius -ary entry 2

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“Parliamentary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parliamentary. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for parliamentary

parliamentary

adjective
par·​lia·​men·​ta·​ry | \ ˌpär-lə-ˈmen-tə-rē, ˌpärl-yə- How to pronounce parliamentary (audio) \

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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