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Definition of Parliament

Parliament

  1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference.
  2. A formal conference on public affairs; a general council; esp., an assembly of representatives of a nation or people having authority to make laws.
  3. 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.
  4. In France, before the Revolution of 1789, one of the several principal judicial courts.

Parliament Quotations

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.
Vladimir Lenin

The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

As nations we should also commit afresh to righting past wrongs. In Australia we began this recently with the first Australians - the oldest continuing culture in human history. On behalf of the Australian Parliament, this year I offered an apology to indigenous Australians for the wrongs they had suffered in the past.
Kevin Rudd

Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
William Lyon Mackenzie King

Everybody is a political person, whether you say something or you are silent. A political attitude is not whether you go to parliament; it's how you deal with your life, with your surroundings.
Paulo Coelho
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Parliament Translations

parliament in Dutch is parlement, volksvertegenwoordiging
parliament in French is parlement
parliament in German is Parlament
parliament in Italian is parlamento
parliament in Swedish is parlament, riksdag
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