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parliament US English

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

Rump Parliament US English

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

Long Parliament US English

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

Addled Parliament US 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 US 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

Barebones Parliament US 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 US English

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 US English

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

parliament US Thesaurus

the Russian parliament

parliament English-Spanish

parlamento m

hung parliament English-Spanish

parlamento en el cual ningún partido tiene la mayoría absoluta

Member of Parliament English-Spanish

diputado,, parlamentario,

the opening of Parliament in opening English-Spanish

la apertura del Parlamento

to stand for Parliament in parliament English-Spanish

presentarse como candidato a parlamentario

an act of Parliament/Congress in act English-Spanish

una ley aprobada por el Parlamento/Congreso

a member of the European Parliament in member English-Spanish

un eurodiputado, un miembro del Parlamento Europeo

he nursed the bill through parliament in nurse English-Spanish

logró que aprobaran el proyecto de ley

the unexpected recall of Parliament in recall English-Spanish

la inesperada convocación del Parlamento (en sesión extraordinaria)

direct elections to the European Parliament in direct English-Spanish

elecciones fpl directas al Parlamento Europeo

the passage of the bill through parliament in passage English-Spanish

la discusión del proyecto en el parlamento

an attempt to rush the bill through Parliament in rush English-Spanish

un intento de acelerar la aprobación del proyecto de ley por el Parlamento

the bill had an easy ride through Parliament in ride English-Spanish

el proyecto no encontró gran oposición en el Parlamento

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