parliamentary government

government by a body of cabinet ministers who are chosen from and responsible to the legislature and act as advisers to a nominal chief of state.
Also called cabinet government.

1855–60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Demonstrations there have been relatively orderly, directed mainly at the country's parliamentary government.
Both universities offered an opposition to parliamentary government, which brought upon them the charge of disaffection.
Iraqis will move forward to establish their parliamentary government over the next few months.
The country's government is based on the principles of ministerial responsibility and parliamentary government.
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