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parliament

noun uk   /ˈpɑː.lɪ.mənt/ us    /ˈpɑːr.lə-/
B2 [C or U] in some countries, the group of (usually) elected politicians or other people who make the laws for their country: On Tuesday the country's parliament voted to establish its own army. She was elected to Parliament in 1997. [C] a particular period of time during which a parliament is operating, between either holidays or elections
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in Korean 국회…
in Arabic بَرلمان…
in French parlement…
in Turkish millet meclisi, parlamento…
in Italian parlamento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 議會, 國會, 議會會期…
in Russian парламент…
in Polish parlament…
in Spanish parlamento…
in Portuguese parlamento…
in German das Parlament…
in Catalan parlament…
in Japanese 国会, 議会…
in Chinese (Simplified) 议会, 议会活动期…
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