Parliament meaning

pärlə-mənt
Parliament is a legislative body.

An example of parliament is the House of Commons and the House of Lords in the UK.

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An official or formal conference or council, usually concerned with government or public affairs.
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The national legislature of the United Kingdom, made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
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Any of several parliaments of various countries.
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Any of several high courts of justice in France before 1789
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A collective noun for a flock of owls or rooks.
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A representative body having supreme legislative powers within a state or multinational organization.
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Any of several similar bodies in other countries.
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(historical) Parliament cake; a type of gingerbread.
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An institution whose elected or appointed members meet to debate the major political issues of the day and usually to exercise legislative powers and sometimes judicial powers.
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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").

    From Wiktionary