Translation of "parliament" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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parliamentnoun

uk /ˈpɑː.lɪ.mənt/ us /ˈpɑːr.lə.mənt/

B2 [ C or U ] in some countries, the group of (usually) elected politicians or other people who make the laws for their country

议会
On Tuesday the country's parliament voted to establish its own army. 该国议会于周二投票决定建立自己的军队。
She was elected to Parliament in 1997. 她于1997年被选为国会议员。

[ C ] a particular period of time during which a parliament is operating, between either holidays or elections

议会活动期

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  • There are two chambers in the British parliament - the House of Commons is the lower chamber, and the House of Lords is the upper chamber.
  • If there were as many women as there are men in parliament, the situation would be very different.
  • The opposition leader led a very forceful attack on the government in parliament this morning.
  • When a bill is passed in parliament it becomes law.
  • After 30 years in the political arena, our local member of parliament is retiring next year.

(Translation of “parliament” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)