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Rump Parliament

noun, English History
1.
the remnant of the Long Parliament established by the expulsion of the Presbyterian members in 1648, dismissed by force in 1653, and restored briefly in 1659–60.
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Rump Parliament

noun
1.
(English history) the remainder of the Long Parliament after Pride's Purge. It sat from 1648–53
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