parliamentarian

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parliamentarian

[pahr-luh-men-tair-ee-uhn, -muhn- or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-]
noun
1.
a person who is expert in the formal rules and procedures of deliberative assemblies and other formal organizations.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) British. a member of Parliament.
3.
(initial capital letter) a partisan of the British Parliament in opposition to Charles I.

Origin:
1605–15; parliament + -arian

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parliamentarian (ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪən)
 
n
1.  an expert in parliamentary procedures, etc
2.  (Brit) (sometimes capital) a Member of Parliament
 
adj
3.  of or relating to a parliament or parliaments

Parliamentarian (ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪən)
 
n
1.  a supporter of Parliament during the English Civil War
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Parliament or its supporters during the English Civil War

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Word Origin & History

parliamentarian
1640s, originally a designation of one of the sides in the English Civil War; meaning "one versed in parliamentary procedure" dates from 1834. See parliament.
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The parliamentarian is appointed by the speaker without regard to political
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