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  1. parliament

    • IPA[ˈpɑːləm(ə)nt]

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    • n.
      (in the UK) the highest legislature, consisting of the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons;the members of Parliament between one dissolution and the next
    • noun: Parliament, plural noun: parliaments

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    • 1. (in the UK) the highest legislature, consisting of the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons:

      the Secretary of State will lay proposals before Parliament

      an Act of Parliament

    • 2. the members of Parliament between one dissolution and the next:

      the act was passed by the last parliament of the reign

    • 3. a legislature similar to the UK Parliament in other nations and states:

      the Russian parliament

    • 4. a group of rooks or owls:

      it is uncommon to see a parliament of owls in the wild

    • ph. the hill and surrounding area in Ottawa that is the site of the buildings housing the Canadian parliament and many other government offices.

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    • ph. the hill and surrounding area in Ottawa that is the site of the buildings housing the Canadian parliament and many other government offices.

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    • ph. the part of the Long Parliament in Britain that continued to sit after the forced exclusion of Presbyterian members in 1648. It voted for the trial that resulted in the execution of Charles I.

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    • ph. the Parliament of James I of England (James VI of Scotland), so known because it refused to accede to the king's requests and was dissolved without having passed any legislation.

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    • ph. the nickname of Cromwell's Parliament of 1653, from one of its members, Praise-God Barbon, an Anabaptist leather seller of Fleet Street. It replaced the Rump Parliament, but was itself dissolved within a few months.

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    • ph. the English Parliament which sat from November 1640 to March 1653, was restored for a short time in 1659, and finally voted its own dissolution in 1660. It was summoned by Charles I and sat through the English Civil War and on into the interregnum which followed.

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    • n. a parliament in which no political party has enough seats to secure an overall majority:

    • the election of February 1974 produced a hung parliament

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    • ph. the Parliament of the European Union, originally established in 1952. From 1958 to 1979 it was composed of representatives drawn from the parliaments of member countries, but since 1979 direct elections have taken place every five years. Through the Single European Act (1987) it assumed a degree of sovereignty over national parliaments. It meets in Strasbourg, and its committee is in Brussels.

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    • n.
      (in the UK) the highest legislature, consisting of the sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons:
    • the Secretary of State will lay proposals before Parliament

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