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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

We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps.
Dave Barry

Women are not making it to the top. A hundred and ninety heads of state; nine are women. Of all the people in parliament in the world, thirteen per cent are women. In the corporate sector, women at the top - C-level jobs, board seats - tops out at fifteen, sixteen per cent.
Sheryl Sandberg
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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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