parliament


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01. We went to watch the political debate at the [Parliament] Buildings.
02. She works as a [parliamentary] assistant to the Deputy Minister of Finance.
03. The issue was debated in [Parliament] without being resolved.
04. The legislation is expected to pass in [Parliament] sometime this week.
05. He has held his seat as a Senator in [Parliament] for over 30 years.
06. A member of the Opposition was accused of lying in [Parliament] today.
07. The Prime Minister has asked the Queen to dissolve [Parliament] in preparation for an election on June 12th.
08. Someone once remarked that power rests not in [Parliament], but in big business and multinationals.
09. The police chief is testifying before a [parliamentary] committee which is looking at our current drug laws.
10. Stanley Knowles was a respected [parliamentarian] who served as a member of the Opposition for many years.
11. Iceland's National Assembly is the oldest surviving [parliament] in the world.
12. Women in Sweden make up 40% of the members of [Parliament], the highest percentage of any nation in the world.
13. In Denmark, any political party which gains more than 2% of the total vote is guaranteed seats in [Parliament].
14. In February of 1945, the Egyptian Prime Minister was assassinated in [Parliament] just minutes after reading a declaration of war on Germany and Japan.
15. In 1707, England, Wales, and Scotland were joined by a [parliamentary] Act of Union, and became the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
16. A light shining above the clock face of Big Ben in London indicates that the British [Parliament] is in session.
17. Today Edinburgh is once again the home of Scottish [Parliament] for the first time in 300 years.

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  • Parliament — par·lia·ment / pär lə mənt, pärl yə / n [Anglo French parlement conference, council, parliament, from parler to speak] 1 a: an assemblage of the nobility, clergy, and commons called together by the British sovereign as the supreme legislative… …   Law dictionary

  • Parliament — Par lia*ment, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr. parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See {Parley}.] 1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But first they held their parliament. Rom. of R. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parliament — par‧lia‧ment [ˈpɑːləmənt ǁ ˈpɑːr ] noun [countable] the group of people elected to make a country s laws and discuss important national issues: • The Dutch parliament voted to begin lifting economic sanctions. * * * parliament UK US /ˈpɑːləmənt/… …   Financial and business terms

  • parliament — ► NOUN 1) (Parliament) (in the UK) the highest legislature, consisting of the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. 2) a similar body in other countries. ORIGIN Old French parlement speaking …   English terms dictionary

  • parliament — [pär′lə mənt] n. [ME parlament < OFr parlement < parler: see PARLEY] 1. an official or formal conference or council, usually concerned with government or public affairs 2. [P ] a) the national legislative body of Great Britain, composed of… …   English World dictionary

  • Parliament — Parliament, s. Parlament …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • parliament — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. parlement (11c.), originally speaking, talk, from parler to speak (see PARLEY (Cf. parley)); spelling altered c.1400 to conform with M.L. parliamentum. Anglo Latin parliamentum is attested from early 13c. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • parliament — parliament, parliamentary Both words are spelt with an a in the middle, but are pronounced with the ia as a single syllable …   Modern English usage

  • Parliament — This article is about the legislative institution. For other uses, see Parliament (disambiguation). Parliaments redirects here. For the American style doo wop quintet, see The Parliaments. The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of …   Wikipedia

  • parliament — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ current, present ▪ new ▪ outgoing ▪ bicameral, unicameral ▪ elected …   Collocations dictionary

  • parliament — /pahr leuh meuhnt/ or, sometimes, /pahrl yeuh /, n. 1. (usually cap.) the legislature of Great Britain, historically the assembly of the three estates, now composed of Lords Spiritual and Lords Temporal, forming together the House of Lords, and… …   Universalium