What does parliamentarian mean?

Definitions for parliamentarian
ˌpɑr lə mɛnˈtɛər i ən, -mən-; sometimes ˌpɑrl yə-par·lia·men·tar·i·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Parliamentarian, Member of Parliamentnoun

    an elected member of the British Parliament: a member of the House of Commons

  2. parliamentariannoun

    an expert in parliamentary rules and procedures


  1. parliamentariannoun

    A member of a parliament, congress or an elected national legislative body of another name.

  2. parliamentariannoun

    A person well-versed in parliamentary procedure.

  3. parliamentariannoun

    An officer in most legislative bodies charged with being well-versed in the parliamentary rules of that legislative house, and whose rulings are taken as authoritative, to be appealed only to the whole of the house itself under special rules.

  4. Parliamentariannoun

    a supporter of parliament during the English Civil War.


  1. parliamentarian

    A parliamentarian is an expert on parliamentary procedure who advises organizations and deliberative assemblies. This person ensures that business is conducted according to the rules and policies of the assembly, and that debate and discussion is done in a fair and orderly manner. In a legislative context, a parliamentarian may also refer to an elected representative in a parliament.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parliamentarianadjective

    of or pertaining to Parliament

  2. Parliamentariannoun

    one who adhered to the Parliament, in opposition to King Charles I

  3. Parliamentariannoun

    one versed in the rules and usages of Parliament or similar deliberative assemblies; as, an accomplished parliamentarian


  1. Parliamentarian

    A parliamentarian is an expert on parliamentary procedure who advises organizations and deliberative assemblies. This sense of the term "parliamentarian" is distinct from the usage of the same term to mean a member of Parliament. Some parliamentarians are officers or employees of the deliberative assembly that they serve, as in the case of the Parliamentarian of the United States Senate. Others have a contractual relationship, much like outside attorneys or accountants. They may be called in to assist in drafting bylaws, for instance. The parliamentarian should unobtrusively call the attention of the presiding officer to serious errors in procedure. However, the advice of a parliamentarian is generally not binding on the presiding officer of an assembly. The highest certifications of parliamentarians are the Professional Registered Parliamentarian, or PRP and the Certified Professional Parliamentarian, or CPP, or the Certified Professional Parliamentarian Teacher, or CPP-T. In most state legislative bodies, the secretary or chief clerk of the body serves as parliamentarian.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Parliamentarian

    one who, in the English Civil War, supported the cause of the Parliament against the king.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parliamentarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parliamentarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of parliamentarian in a Sentence

  1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    We will not surrender our power to an unelected parliamentarian, our demand is for the Senate to override the parliamentarian, include a full path to citizenship, and send it back to the House.

  2. Dick Durbin:

    We're hoping to work with the parliamentarian and officers of the Senate to come up with something that is bipartisan, makes sense, and protects the integrity of voting on the floor of the United States Senate.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    I heard a parliamentarian from Ukraine today saying, 'Our people are being killed, our country's being overrun, and people are complaining about paying a little more for the price of gas.' Well, we don't want people to have to pay a little more for the price of gas.

  4. National Assembly:

    The parliamentarian Gilber Caro should never have been jailed, today he comes out from behind bars, but just like all Venezuelans, he still is not free.

  5. Alex Carlile:

    This is no way to treat a 70-year-old senior lawyer and Parliamentarian, i am outraged by the political interference in Begum Khaleda Zia's case on political grounds by two governments, and I expect a full explanation from the Indian Government. I have the visa they granted me a few days ago.

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