PRIVILEGE OF PARLIAMENT
\pɹˈɪvɪlɪd͡ʒ ɒv pˈɑːləmənt], \pɹˈɪvɪlɪdʒ ɒv pˈɑːləmənt], \p_ɹ_ˈɪ_v_ɪ_l_ɪ_dʒ ɒ_v p_ˈɑː_l_ə_m_ə_n_t]\
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This term denotes the privileges of the several members of either House, enjoyed by virtue of their seats. To a great extent they are customary ; and the Houses themselves are the only tribunals by which questions arising on this subject can be tried. Among these privileges are freedom of speech in debate, and freedom from arrest in civil suits. The Lords possess further the privilege of voting by proxy and of entering protests against measures of which they disapprove.
By Henry Percy Smith
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