from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Parliament.
  • adj. Enacted or done by Parliament.
  • adj. According to the rules and usages of Parliament or of deliberative bodies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A member of Parliament.
  • n. A Cromwell man; a parliamentarian.
  • n. A parliamentary train.
  • n. One sent to treat or parley with the enemy.

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

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


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