unparliamentary love



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

  • adj. Not in accord with parliamentary procedure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. unsuitable to be used in parliament
  • adj. contrary to the rules of parliament

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not parliamentary; contrary to the practice of parliamentary bodies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Contrary to the usages or rules of proceeding in Parliament or in any legislative (or by extension deliberative) body; not such as can be used or uttered in Parliament or any legislative body: as, unparliamentary language.

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

  • adj. so rude and abusive as to be unsuitable for parliament


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  • Immigration officials have complained that Karygiannis, the MP for Ontario's Scarborough-Agincourt riding, has used what they call unparliamentary language on multiple occasions in dealing with staff and takes an aggressive tone with civil servants.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The Speaker did say that although the comments weren't 'unparliamentary' - thus Ritchie avoided receiving a similar fat that was given to Iris Robinson who was banned from the Chamber for a day for unparliamentary remarks about the Health Minister which she refused to withdraw - the Speaker did however advise Ritchie to read Hansard and reflect on her remarks.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • The first few debates have drawn complaints over excessive heckling and the use of "unparliamentary" language, but an analyst chalked it up to the sudden transition.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Malatsi withdrawing his "unparliamentary" statement, which Senator

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Here and there a great oblong many-windowed factory stood up, like a hen among her chickens, puffing out black 'unparliamentary' smoke, and sufficiently accounting for the cloud which Margaret had taken to foretell rain.

    North and South

  • The BJP activists charged Singh with using "unparliamentary" language against their leaders and raised slogans against him.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • The fact that Mr Deve Gowda's language was 'unparliamentary' on Sunday doesn't cut much ice.

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • Mr. Sibal's actions made him the target of uncomplimentary—certainly unparliamentary—words on the Internet, with users exercising their freedoms while they still can.

    India's Authoritarian Lapse

  • The American model is borrowed to a great extent from the Westminster system and under unparliamentary language calling someone “liar” is the number one with a bullet way to be censured.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bob McDonnell To Attempt First Non-Horrible SOTU Response in American History

  • The Chair specifically said that the quotation you provided was not unparliamentary, but the following remark was stricken:

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Violent Misdemeanants, the Right to Bear Arms, and the Right to Vote


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