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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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