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
The U.K. government is keen for talks to move on to trade, but back home the notion of paying the EU is politically toxic, possibly even more so now that Prime Minister Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority in June’s election.
The statement follows a two-day parliamentary debate over allegations raised last month by the younger siblings over the home that belonged to their father Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding prime minister.
But the country’s most powerful political figure is Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the nationalist-minded ruling Law and Justice party, which won 2015 parliamentary elections.
The People’s Party last month granted Kurz unprecedented authority to pick parliamentary candidates and senior party officials and to run the election campaign.
Surely if New Jersey had a parliamentary form of government, there would have been a snap election in 2014 and Christie could have gotten an early start on that sports-talk-radio career.
The coalition’s plan to wrest the parliamentary majority was aimed at reforming the judiciary, elections commission and other bodies perceived as being partial toward Gayoom.
The case concerns 16 other FN members and the salaries of over 40 parliamentary assistants between 2012 and 2017.
LONDON—U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday won a critical Parliamentary vote to approve her policy program, overcoming the first of what is likely to be many challenges to her authority in the months ahead.
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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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