Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope, the story of an Irish lawyer who more or less wanders into parliament.
A few weeks ago, the Iranian parliament, again, of course, handpicked by Khamenei, was ready to impeach the impudent Mohallel.
In July, parliament lowered its quota for female lawmakers on provincial councils from 25 percent to 20 percent.
The vast majority of the Members of parliament can do little more for you than the typical person in the street.
Once the Salafis are in parliament, “banks will become Islamic banks,” explained Doa.
In 1890 a bill for this purpose received 44 out of 114 votes in the parliament.
I can hardly think that parliament will adopt a different view.
You carried the Liberals into parliament Street on your own shoulders.
This period, beginning with 1840, has been styled "a memorable decade" in the history of parliament.
Yet I believe you will have a new parliament; but I care not whether you have or no a better.
c.1300, "consultation; formal conference, assembly," from Old French parlement (11c.), originally "a speaking, talk," from parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)); spelling altered c.1400 to conform with Medieval Latin parliamentum.
Anglo-Latin parliamentum is attested from early 13c. Specific sense "representative assembly of England or Ireland" emerged by mid-14c. from general meaning "a conference of the secular and/or ecclesiastical aristocracy summoned by a monarch."
An assembly of representatives, usually of an entire nation, that makes laws. Parliaments began in the Middle Ages in struggles for power between kings and their people. Today, parliaments differ from other kinds of legislatures in one important way: some of the representatives in the parliament serve as government ministers, in charge of carrying out the laws that the parliament passes. Generally, a parliament is divided by political parties, and the representative who leads the strongest political party in the parliament becomes the nation's head of government. This leader is usually called the prime minister or premier. Typically, a different person — usually a king, queen, or president — is head of state, and this person's duties are usually more ceremonial than governmental.
Note: The number of nations governed by parliaments has greatly increased in modern times.