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Definition of "parliament" []

  • A national representative body having supreme legislative powers within the state. (noun)
  • The national legislature of various countries, especially that of the United Kingdom, made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. (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 "parliament" in a sentence
  • "The liberal gain, aside from the inclusion of women in parliament, is really not the prominent."
  • "Polls show that "trust in parliament" is running at about 10%."
  • "If then free discussion in parliament is to mean anything, if it is to be real, certain measures of strength must be accorded to the opposition."