What does Parliamentary mean?

Definitions for Parliamentary
ˌpɑr ləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri; sometimes ˌpɑrl yə-Par·lia·men·ta·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parliamentaryadjective

    relating to or having the nature of a parliament

    "parliamentary reform"; "a parliamentary body"

  2. parliamentaryadjective

    having the supreme legislative power resting with a body of cabinet ministers chosen from and responsible to the legislature or parliament

    "parliamentary government"

  3. parliamentaryadjective

    in accord with rules and customs of a legislative or deliberative assembly

    "parliamentary law"


  1. Parliamentaryadjective

    According to the rules and usages of Parliament or of deliberative bodies; as, a parliamentary motion; parliamentary order; parliamentary procedure.


  1. parliamentaryadjective

    Of, relating to, or enacted by a parliament

    Parliamentary procedures are sometimes slow

  2. parliamentaryadjective

    Having the supreme executive and legislative power resting with a cabinet of ministers chosen from, and responsible to a parliament.

    Britain is a parliamentary democracy

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Parliamentaryadjective

    Enacted by parliament; suiting the parliament; pertaining to parliament.

    Etymology: from parliament.

    To the three first titles of the two houses, or lines, and conquest, were added two more; the authorities parliamentary and papal. Francis Bacon.

    Many things, that obtain as common law, had their original by parliamentary acts or constitutions, made in writings by the king, lords, and commons. Matthew Hale.

    Credit to run ten millions in debt, without parliamentary security, I think to be dangerous and illegal. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parliamentaryadjective

    of or pertaining to Parliament; as, parliamentary authority

  2. Parliamentaryadjective

    enacted or done by Parliament; as, a parliamentary act

  3. Parliamentaryadjective

    according to the rules and usages of Parliament or of deliberative bodies; as, a parliamentary motion

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. parlementaire.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Parliamentary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2350

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Parliamentary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3852

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Parliamentary' in Adjectives Frequency: #313

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Parliamentary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Parliamentary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Parliamentary in a Sentence

  1. Jacob Rees-Mogg:

    I'm sure Theresa May does not want to split the Conservative Party and therefore she will find that the inevitable consequence of the parliamentary arithmetic is that she will need to change it (the Brexit policy) to keep the party united.

  2. Kristin Smith Diwan:

    Royal politics and parliamentary politics are intertwined, due to the power the parliament holds through the constitution to approve the appointment of the crown prince.

  3. Andjelko Milardovic:

    The SDP sees Josipovic's victory as some kind of a lifeline ahead of the parliamentary election, but it's not quite like that.

  4. Clem Miller:

    The parliamentary approval boosted prices today, there was optimism about the European Central Bank providing more liquidity to Greece, but there is significant ongoing caution about Greek implementation risk.

  5. Theresa May:

    The European Union has been clear that any further extension will need to have a clear purpose and will need to be agreed unanimously by the heads of the other 27 member States ahead of 12 April, it is also almost certain to involve the UK being required to hold European parliamentary elections.

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    an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    • A. directory
    • B. deterioration
    • C. decline
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