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"parliament" in British English

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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: 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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(Definition of parliament from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parliamentnoun [C/U]

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

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parliamentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈpɑːləmənt/ GOVERNMENT, POLITICS
in some countries, a group of politicians who have been elected to make laws for the country: They are hoping to push a radical income tax reform through parliament. Currently, women's issues are not being dealt with properly in parliament.
(Definition of parliament from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parliament”
in Korean 국회…
in Arabic بَرلمان…
in Malaysian parlimen…
in French parlement…
in Russian парламент…
in Chinese (Traditional) 議會, 國會, 議會會期…
in Italian parlamento…
in Turkish millet meclisi, parlamento…
in Polish parlament…
in Spanish parlamento…
in Vietnamese quốc hội…
in Portuguese parlamento…
in Thai รัฐสภา…
in German das Parlament…
in Catalan parlament…
in Japanese 国会, 議会…
in Chinese (Simplified) 议会, 议会活动期…
in Indonesian parlemen…
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“parliament” in American English

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