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English definition of “parliament”


noun [C, U]     /ˈpɑːləmənt/
B2 in some countries , a group of people who make the laws for the country : the Russian parliamentSystems of governmentGovernment administration and organisation
parliamentary     /ˌpɑːləˈmentəri/ adjective [always before noun] relating to a parliament: a parliamentary candidate / election → See also Houses of Parliament, Member of ParliamentGovernment administration and organisationSystems of government
(Definition of parliament noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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