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

Definition of unparliamentary

: contrary to the practice of parliamentary bodies

Examples of unparliamentary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asia trip President Donald Trump met with Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte in Manila in a sign of improving relations after Duterte used unparliamentary language in a reply to President Obama’s criticism of his war on drugs last year. Lorcan Roche Kelly, Bloomberg.com, "Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day," 13 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of unparliamentary

1626, in the meaning defined above

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“Unparliamentary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unparliamentary. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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