An example of parliament is the House of Commons and the House of Lords in the UK.
Origin of parliament
- Middle English a meeting about national concerns from Old French parlement from parler to talk parley
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin parlamentum and its sources, Anglo-Norman and Old French parlement (“discussion, meeting, assembly, council"), from parler (“to speak"), and -ment (“medium").