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  • When the Northmen learned French in the 10th century, they took the French word Parlement as a translation of Thing.

    This Democratic Empire

  • Paris. _] he called a Parlement, whereat was present a deacon cardinall intituled of S. Angelo, being sent into England as a legat from the pope, to take order in the controuersies betwixt the two archbishops of Canturburie [10] and Yorke.

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second

  • 'Parlement', until he finally contributed to the great 'Debats' itself.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The persistence of the ancient tradition is shown by the use of the word "Parlement", the same word as is used for our central governing body.

    This Democratic Empire

  • [Footnote 80: In the seventeenth century the councillors had increased to one hundred and twenty and the courts to seven.] [Footnote 81: The term "Parlement" was originally applied to the transaction of the common business of a monastic establishment after the conclusion of the daily chapter.] [Illustration: PALAIS DE JUSTICE, CLOCK TOWER AND CONCIERGERIE.]

    The Story of Paris

  • While this is less than the 22% of women MPs in the House of Commons, it is greater than in the Parlement Français (12.3%), in the Irish Dáil (13.8%), or in the Turkish Meclis (9.1%), and certainly greater than in any of Israel's neighbouring countries (where the number of women in parliament is negligible or zero).

    Letters: Rupert laid bare

  • Français · Koweït: Élections historiques, quatre femmes élues au Parlement

    Global Voices in English » Kuwait: Election History: Four Women Win Parliament Seats

  • And in the hypothetical case that the wise men of the Conseil Constitutionnel, the Conseil d'Etat, or simply the Parlement should validate this insane proposition, what would become of those deprived of nationality?

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Nicolas Sarkozy's Three Errors

  • This pledge notwithstanding, many conflicts escaped the confines of the community and some even found their way to the Parlement, a sovereign court exercising jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters for Metz, Toul and Verdun.

    France, Early Modern.

  • Pickering, Literature and Art in the Middle Ages, Offord's edition of the Parlement of the Thre Ages, Beadle's anthology of The York Plays (Arnold, 1982, and hard to find), Hodgson's edition of the Cloud of Unknowing (EETS), and Alexandra Barratt's lovely Longman anthology of Women's Writing in Middle English.

    Archive 2009-08-01

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