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parliamentary

[pahr-luh-men-tuh-ree, -tree or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-] /ˌpɑr ləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri or, sometimes, ˌpɑrl yə-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a parliament or any of its members.
2.
enacted or established by a parliament.
3.
having a parliament.
4.
of the nature of a parliament.
5.
in accordance with the formal rules governing the methods of procedure, discussion, and debate in deliberative bodies and organized assemblies:
parliamentary order.
Origin of parliamentary
1610-1620
1610-20; parliament + -ary
Related forms
parliamentarily, adverb
antiparliamentary, adjective
interparliamentary, adjective
nonparliamentary, adjective
preparliamentary, adjective
superparliamentary, adjective
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  • He expressed his preference for parliamentary reform, based on population.

    George Brown John Lewis
  • Gorman's faith in parliamentary majorities is extremely touching.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • You may suppose, therefore, that if my mind were not fully made up on the parliamentary question, I should waver now.

  • It seems to me that the end of my parliamentary life might be the end of my reminiscences.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • Under the July Monarchy parliamentary government, although its machinery was further perfected, was not so brilliant.

British Dictionary definitions for parliamentary

parliamentary

/ˌpɑːləˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective (sometimes capital)
1.
of or characteristic of a parliament or Parliament
2.
proceeding from a parliament or Parliament: a parliamentary decree
3.
conforming to or derived from the procedures of a parliament or Parliament: parliamentary conduct
4.
having a parliament or Parliament
5.
of or relating to Parliament or its supporters during the English Civil War
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Word Origin and History for parliamentary
adj.

1610s, from parliament + -ary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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