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English definition of “parliament”

parliament

noun [C/U]    /ˈpɑr·lə·mənt/ world history
the group of people who make the laws in some countries Parliament often refers to the legislature of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. parliamentary    /ˌpɑr·ləˈmen·tər·i, -ˈmen·tri/ adjective [not gradable] a parliamentary election
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