Associations to the word «Parliament»


PARLIAMENT, noun. (politics) Meanings relating to a political body authorized to exercise governmental powers.
PARLIAMENT, noun. An institution whose elected or appointed members meet to debate the major political issues of the day and usually to exercise legislative powers and sometimes judicial powers.
PARLIAMENT, noun. A group of representatives of the people elected or appointed to serve as a parliament (in sense 1 above) for a certain period of time. In this sense the word is commonly used with an ordinal number (for example, first parliament and 12th parliament) or a descriptive adjective (for example, Long Parliament, Short Parliament and Rump Parliament).
PARLIAMENT, noun. A collective noun for a flock of owls or rooks.
PARLIAMENT, noun. (historical) Parliament cake; a type of gingerbread.
PARLIAMENT, proper noun. Any of several parliaments of various countries.
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, proper noun. The building in which a National (or State) Parliament sits.

Dictionary definition

PARLIAMENT, noun. A legislative assembly in certain countries.
PARLIAMENT, noun. A card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards.

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