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.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. parlementaire.]


  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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parliamentaryadjective

    of or pertaining to Parliament; as, parliamentary authority

    Etymology: [Cf. F. parlementaire.]

  2. Parliamentaryadjective

    enacted or done by Parliament; as, a parliamentary act

    Etymology: [Cf. F. parlementaire.]

  3. Parliamentaryadjective

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

    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. Julian Smith:

    The government as a whole probably should have just been clearer on the consequences of that, the parliamentary arithmetic would mean that this would be inevitably a kind of softer type of Brexit.

  2. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud:

    We use the parliamentary procedures and then we vote. That's the only way out.

  3. Gabi Ashkenazi:

    The government approved in the dead of night the emergency regulations, even though Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee began to discuss the issue yesterday -- without being given the opportunity to implement it in a serious and complete way, it is unacceptable that this is the way in which this is approved. Without parliamentary or public oversight.

  4. President Petro Poroshenko:

    We have a political crisis in Ukraine and I hope that by the end of the month we will find a solution, there will be no early parliamentary elections and the political coalition will remain, will be responsible, orientated on reforms.

  5. Steven Fielding:

    Labor has been divided for such a period that you just write off the next general election even under Owen Smith ... he has had the backing of the parliamentary Labor Party but then what will Momentum do?, in any scenario it is going to be a long, hard struggle, and before it gets better I think it will get worse for the Labor Party ... It is not a pretty prospect.

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    an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
    • A. splay
    • B. repugnant
    • C. lank
    • D. motile

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