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parliament Inglés de EE. UU.

(In the UK) the highest legislature, consisting of the sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons

parliament Tesauro EE.UU.

the Russian parliament

Long Parliament Inglés de EE. UU.

The English Parliament that sat from November 1640 to March 1653, was restored for a short time in 1659, and finally voted its own dissolution in 1660. It was summoned by Charles I and sat through the English Civil War and on into the interregnum that followed

Rump Parliament Inglés de EE. UU.

The part of the Long Parliament in Britain that continued to sit after the forced exclusion of Presbyterian members in 1648. It voted for the trial that resulted in the execution of Charles I

Addled Parliament Inglés de EE. UU.

The Parliament of James I of England (James VI of Scotland), so known because it refused to accede to the king’s requests and was dissolved without having passed any legislation

Short Parliament Inglés de EE. UU.

The first of two parliaments summoned by Charles I in 1640 (the other being the Long Parliament). Due to its insistence on seeking a general redress of grievances against him before granting the money he required, Charles dismissed it after only three weeks

Barebones Parliament Inglés de EE. UU.

The nickname of Cromwell’s Parliament of 1653, from one of its members, Praise-God Barbon, an Anabaptist leather seller of Fleet Street. It replaced the Rump Parliament, but was itself dissolved within a few months

European Parliament Inglés de EE. UU.

The Parliament of the European Community, originally established in 1952. From 1958 to 1979 it was composed of representatives drawn from the parliaments of member countries, but since 1979 direct elections have taken place every five years. Through the Single European Act (1987) it assumed a degree of sovereignty over national parliaments. The European Parliament meets in Strasbourg, and its committee is in Brussels

Houses of Parliament Inglés de EE. UU.

(In the UK) the Houses of Lords and Commons regarded together, or the building where they meet (the Palace of Westminster)