Definition of unparliamentary in English:

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unparliamentary

Pronunciation: /ˌʌnpɑːləˈmɛnt(ə)ri/

adjective

(Especially of language) contrary to the rules or procedures of parliament: an unparliamentary expression
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  • What was being said was close to an imputation, and members cannot get around rules against unparliamentary language by circumlocution.
  • I can't of course remember the title or the author, but I do remember it was set in the early 20 th-century federal parliament and involved lots of unparliamentary language of a colourful sort.
  • Latham had a reputation for erratic behaviour, not consulting his erstwhile colleagues and for some of the most unparliamentary language ever entered into Hansard.

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