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parliament

noun [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
Translations of “parliament”
in Arabic بَرلمان…
in Korean 국회…
in Malaysian parlimen…
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 Vietnamese quốc hội…
in Spanish parlamento…
in Portuguese parlamento…
in Thai รัฐสภา…
in German das Parlament…
in Catalan parlament…
in Japanese 国会, 議会…
in Indonesian parlemen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 议会, 议会活动期…
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