parliamentary law

noun

: the rules and precedents governing the proceedings of deliberative assemblies and other organizations

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This year in Britain, the House of Commons lifted the requirement that clerks, who are experts in parliamentary law, wear wigs. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parliamentary law was in 1850

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“Parliamentary law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parliamentary%20law. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

parliamentary law

noun
: the rules and precedents governing the proceedings of deliberative assemblies and other organizations
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