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parliament British & World English

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

parliament English Thesaurus

the Queen's speech to Parliament

Parliament New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

highest legislature in the UK

Parliament in parliament British & World English

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

Long Parliament British & World English

The English Parliament which 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 which followed

Rump Parliament British & World English

The part of the Long Parliament which continued to sit after Pride’s Purge in 1648 and voted for the trial which resulted in the execution of Charles I

Long Parliament New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

English Parliament which sat November 1640–March 1653

Rump Parliament New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the part of the Long Parliament which continued to sit after Pride's Purge in 1648

Addled Parliament British & World English

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 British & World English

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

Addled Parliament New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Parliament of James I of England, dissolved without having passed any legislation

Barebones Parliament British & World English

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 British & World English

The Parliament of the European Union, 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. It meets in Strasbourg, and its committee is in Brussels

Houses of Parliament British & World English

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

High Court of Parliament British & World English

(In the UK) formal term for parliament.

Act of Parliament in act British & World English

A written law passed by Parliament, Congress, etc.

Act in act British & World English

A written law passed by Parliament, Congress, etc.


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