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Definitions of parliament

  1.   a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as their sevens you win if you are the first to use all your cards
  2.   a legislative assembly in certain countries e g Great Britain
  3.   A parleying a discussion a conference
  4.   A formal conference on public affairs a general council esp an assembly of representatives of a nation or people having authority to make laws
  5.   The assembly of the three estates of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland viz the lords spiritual lords temporal and the representatives of the commons sitting in the House of Lords and the House of Commons constituting the legislature when summoned by the royal authority to consult on the affairs of the nation and to enact and repeal laws
  6.   In France before the Revolution of 1789 one of the several principal judicial courts
  7.   A general council Parliament the supreme legislative assembly or lawmaking body of Great Britain a similar assembly existing in certain other countries
  8.   Meeting for consultation the legislature of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland consisting of the sovereign lords and commons
  9.   A meeting for consultation the national legislature of Great Britain
  10.   A legislative body especially the supreme legislature of Great Britain also of some of her colonies
  11.   The deliberative legislature of the British nation consisting of the Sovereign the Lords and the Commons a deliberative assembly See Parley
  12.   The general and supreme council of the nation in which alone is placed the legislating power consisting of three estates or branches the Sovereign the House of Lords and the House of Commons in France certain high courts of justice before the Revolution

Quotes of parliament

  1. We have to make it clear that one two or even three BNP MEPs elected to Brussels will have very little effect on the workings of the Parliament and the Commission – Steve Blake
  2. A year ago I was in the city of Genoa and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin seven being its fair share calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom – John Bright
  3. Well it's not a matter for me to say what Llew Smith can or cannot do he's an elected Member of Parliament – Ron Davies
  4. As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors and to compose and determine all emergent differences there – John Donne
  5. I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet Parliament and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war and through the whole of this week I had in view the probable contingency that we should not decide at the critical moment to support France – Edward Grey
  6. It is and long has been my opinion and I have heard honourable members in this House declare it to be theirs that it is the duty of Parliament equally to protect all the different interests in the country – Joseph Hume
  7. Canadians can get Parliament working again Here's how to do that elect more New Democrats – Jack Layton
  8. I was the deputy Chairman of the Democratic Union of the Pacific and we started at 8 I think and I was called to the telephone and to be told there's a coup the government has been overthrown it was round about 9 10 when the Parliament sat they had done then – Kamisese Mara
  9. May the soul of the late President Milton Obote a long -time member of this parliament rest in peace – Yoweri Museveni
  10. The majority of the members of the Irish parliament are professional politicians in the sense that otherwise they would not be given jobs minding mice at crossroads – Flann O'Brien
  11. I was a Member of the European Parliament for a period of time and I saw a lot of European laws and treaties – Jean-Pierre Raffarin
  12. The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection – Elihu Root
  13. And we've also had now the speaker of the Parliament in Iraq using blatantly anti -Semitic remarks saying the Jews and sons of Jews are the problem of all the violence that's in Iraq – Jan Schakowsky
  14. Some members of both Houses have it is true been removed from their employments under the Crown but were they ever told either by me or by any other of his majesty's servants that it was for opposing the measures of the administration in Parliament – Robert Walpole

Usage examples for parliament

  1. They could be removed only by the address of both Houses of Parliament – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. Men of property could always make their way into Parliament by their wealth – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  3. We never took a part either for king or Parliament – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  4. It is so nice to feel that you are in Parliament – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  5. The certainty of a seat in the next Parliament was a great point gained – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  6. Well yes if I get sent to Parliament – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  7. “ I do not believe that they represent Ulster in any such absolute sense as they claim to do for in the first place they hold only sixteen out of the thirty three Ulster seats in Parliament and in the second place even in the four counties which are largely Protestant there is a very strong Nationalist sentiment – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  8. There grew up a general feeling that the squire was the best man for the place in Parliament which in the course of events must ere long be vacant – Hodge and His Masters by Richard Jefferies
  9. They were often members of parliament – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  10. He had no memory for faces and was painfully apt to ignore his political followers when he met them beyond the walls of Parliament – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  11. The English Parliament goes to the people as often as the Government in any of its proposed measures fails of a majority – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  12. In that case you cannot swear that you were not being turned out of the Hampstead Parliament But I never belonged to it – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  13. This did us great good the other day before the Parliament – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  14. It was a heavy burden which Canada should never have been called upon to bear at a time when money was scarce and trade was paralyzed by the action of the imperial parliament itself – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  15. Not in Parliament I don't mean that – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. Except all are content to subordinate their personal interests to the general welfare and to improve their personal morale for their own and for the common good Acts of Parliament can do but little – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  17. The world parliament kept none – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  18. He knows full well that he has sent his representative to Parliament and he leaves that member severely alone – The Boer in Peace and War by Arthur M. Mann
  19. The parliament is up – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. Established by Act of Parliament in 1874 opened 1875 Bib – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various