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[pahr-luh-men-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -muh n- or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-] /ˌpɑr lə mɛnˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm, -mən- or, sometimes, ˌpɑrl yə-/
advocacy of a parliamentary system of government.
Origin of parliamentarianism
1875-80; parliamentarian + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But thirteen years have sufficed to bog the German movement in the swamps of parliamentarianism.

  • It was the first definite challenge since the Union to the theory of parliamentarianism.

    Sinn Fein P. S. O'Hegarty
  • parliamentarianism was dying on its legs and constitutionalism appeared to have received its death-blow.

    Ireland Since Parnell Daniel Desmond Sheehan
  • That is the Sinn Fein case against the policy of parliamentarianism, and it is an overwhelming case.

    Sinn Fein P. S. O'Hegarty
  • parliamentarianism, writes Mr. Barry OBrien drolly, was apparently becoming a respectable thing.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • In days to come the nineteenth century will be quoted as having witnessed the failure of parliamentarianism.

    The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin
  • His experience immediately on his return does not strengthen our belief in the "parliamentarianism" of the preceding century.

    The Scottish Parliament Robert S. (Robert Sangster) Rait
  • They were positively perspiring with parliamentarianism, and would soon be doing nothing but getting mandates.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
British Dictionary definitions for parliamentarianism


the system of parliamentary government
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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