Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling a parliament.
  • adjective Enacted or decreed by a parliament.
  • adjective Being in accord with the rules and customs of a parliament.
  • adjective Having a parliament.
  • adjective Characterized by an executive branch consisting of cabinet ministers selected from and responsible to the parliament.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Parliament, or, in general, to legislative bodies.
  • Enacted or done by Parliament, or, in general, by the authority of a legislature: as, a parliamentary act; parliamentary government.
  • In accordance with the rules and usages of Parliament, or, in general, with the rules and customs of legislatures; approved or allowed in legislative or deliberative bodies: as, parliamentary language.
  • noun A member of Parliament.
  • noun A Cromwell man; a parliamentarian.
  • noun A parliamentary train.
  • noun One sent to treat or parley with the enemy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Parliament.
  • adjective Enacted or done by Parliament.
  • adjective According to the rules and usages of Parliament or of deliberative bodies.
  • adjective [Eng.] a person, usually a solicitor, professionally employed by private parties to explain and recommend claims, bills, etc., under consideration of Parliament.
  • adjective [Eng.] one of the trains which, by act of Parliament, railway companies are required to run for the conveyance of third-class passengers at a reduced rate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or enacted by a parliament
  • adjective Having the supreme executive and legislative power resting with a cabinet of ministers chosen from, and responsible to a parliament.
  • adjective UK A class of train (see Wikipedia)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective in accord with rules and customs of a legislative or deliberative assembly
  • adjective having the supreme legislative power resting with a body of cabinet ministers chosen from and responsible to the legislature or parliament
  • adjective relating to or having the nature of a parliament

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