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Definition of "parliamentary" []

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a parliament. (adjective)
  • Enacted or decreed by a parliament. (adjective)
  • Being in accord with the rules and customs of a parliament. (adjective)
  • Having a parliament. (adjective)
  • Characterized by an executive branch consisting of cabinet ministers selected from and responsible to the parliament: parliamentary government. (adjective)

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 "parliamentary" in a sentence
  • "The term parliamentary tactic is employed on the assumption that it is common cause amongst socialists that participation in bourgeois parliaments is viewed as a tactical question and not one of principle."
  • "Herman Goering: I consider the Leadership Principle necessary because the system which previously existed, and which we called parliamentary or democratic, had brought Germany to the verge of ruin."
  • "CARACAS — Venezuelans lined up early Sunday to cast votes in parliamentary elections seen as a test of President Hugo Ch á vez's ability to exert extensive control over the oil-rich nation amid renewed efforts by opposition parties to challenge the anti-U.S. leader."