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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

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

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

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

The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech - the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of... the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time.
William Hague
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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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