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parliamentarianism

[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-/
noun
1.
advocacy of a parliamentary system of government.
Origin of parliamentarianism
1875-1880
1875-80; parliamentarian + -ism
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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

parliamentarianism

/ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the system of parliamentary government
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