[pahr-luh-men-tuh-ree, -tree or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-]
of or pertaining to a parliament or any of its members.
enacted or established by a parliament.
having a parliament.
of the nature of a parliament.
in accordance with the formal rules governing the methods of procedure, discussion, and debate in deliberative bodies and organized assemblies: parliamentary order.

1610–20; parliament + -ary

parliamentarily, adverb
antiparliamentary, adjective
interparliamentary, adjective
nonparliamentary, adjective
preparliamentary, adjective
superparliamentary, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To parliamentary
World English Dictionary
parliamentary (ˌpɑːləˈmɛntərɪ, -trɪ)
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Demonstrations there have been relatively orderly, directed mainly at the
  country's parliamentary government.
They were merely acting from hand to mouth to avert the parliamentary censure
  with which they were threatened.
Parliamentary approval for any additional reforms could prove difficult,
  however, because of the parliament's even split.
Civilian politicians in weak and fledgling parliamentary systems come and go.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature