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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

A chair's function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signalling something about oneself. That's why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law.
Evan Davis

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

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

If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people.
Stephen Harper
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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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