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Definition of "parliamentarian" [par•lia•men•ta•ri•an]

  • One who is expert in parliamentary procedures, rules, or debate. (noun)
  • A member of a parliament. (noun)
  • A supporter of the Long Parliament during the English Civil War and the Commonwealth; a Roundhead. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parliamentarian" in a sentence
  • ""In the past year, the diplomatic and national-security environment surrounding Japan has deteriorated rapidly and become very unstable," said Takeshi Iwaya, a parliamentarian from the opposition Liberal Democratic Party of Japan."
  • "The Vice President as President of the Senate can overrule the parliamentarian, but if the parliamentarian is not in a position to rule, the Vice President has nothing to overrule."
  • "Beatriz Salucombo, a parliamentarian from the ruling MPLA, and her brother António Neves, a Migration and Foreigners Services (SME) officer, were gunned down by three men on the outskirts of the capital Luanda."