from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To engage in parliamentary affairs; run for parliament.
- n. Same as parliamentarian.
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(He would not have succeeded as a parliamenteer, for he had a most uncultivated habit of never using forty words where five would serve.) "Sir John, my lords, ladies, and gentlemen, -- I have lately returned from a voyage in the North Sea among the Fishing Fleets.