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parliamentary US English

Relating to, enacted by, or suitable for a parliament

parliamentary US Thesaurus

parliamentary assemblies

parliamentary army US English

An army controlled by an elected parliament, usually as opposed to that of a monarch; especially the Parliamentarian forces in the English Civil War.

parliamentary law US English

The rules that govern the conduct of legislatures and other deliberative bodies

extra-parliamentary US English

Occurring or being outside parliament; unparliamentary.

parliamentary agent US English

A person professionally employed to take charge of the interests of a party concerned in or affected by any private legislation.

Parliamentary Counsel US English

(In the UK) a group of barristers employed as civil servants to draft government bills and amendments

parliamentary minister US English

(In the Church of Scotland) a minister of a church which has an endowment but which is not a parish church; (also) a minister appointed by or supporting Parliament during the English Civil War.

parliamentary party US English

The members of a political party who are in parliament, as distinguished from the party in the country as a whole

parliamentary train US English

A train carrying passengers at a rate not exceeding one penny per mile, which, by a British Act of Parliament of 1844 (7 & 8 Victoria c. 85), every railway company was obliged to run daily each way over its system.

parliamentary procedure US English

A rule that defines how a particular situation is to be handled, or a particular outcome achieved, in a legislature or deliberative body

parliamentary secretary US English

(Originally) a parliamentary officer ranking below and acting as assistant to a minister; (subsequently) a person holding the most junior ministerial rank.

parliamentary undersecretary US English

(In the UK) a Member of Parliament in a department of state, ranking below a minister

parliamentary private secretary US English

(In the UK) a Member of Parliament assisting a government minister

Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration US English

(In the UK) an official appointed to investigate complaints by individuals against public authorities