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. Nicmer Evans:

    We don't identify with the current behavior of the Socialist Party, we're aspiring to have parliamentary candidates present in all the country's districts.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    It will increase the role of parliament and parliamentary parties, powers and independence of the prime minister and all Cabinet members.

  3. 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.

  4. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek:

    In my view, a presidential system with the right checks and balances would serve this country better than a parliamentary system, we should focus on the merits of the system.

  5. Nelson Wiseman:

    Her letter, I believe, sets the stage for her run at the Liberal leadership if the Liberals lose in October and Justin Trudeau steps down, she is a victim of the parliamentary system which in Canada imposes sturdier party discipline than in any of the other Westminster parliamentary systems. The letter reveals her naivet, as a rookie Member of Parliament, about how the system works.

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