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parliamentary definition

Overview

This page has 4 definitions of parliamentary in English. Parliamentary is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use parliamentary in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

parliament +‎ -ary

Pronunciation

Adjective

parliamentary (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or enacted by a parliament
    Parliamentary procedures are sometimes slow.
  2. Having the supreme executive and legislative power resting with a cabinet of ministers chosen from, and responsible to a parliament.
    Britain is a parliamentary democracy.
  3. (Britain, historical, railways) Of a class of train which, by an act of parliament, ran both ways along a line, at least once each day, at the rate of one penny per mile.
    • 1931, Francis Beeding, “1/1”, in Death Walks in Eastrepps[1]:
      The train was moving less fast through the summer night. The swift express had changed into something almost a parliamentary, had stopped three times since Norwich, and now, at long last, was approaching Banton.

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Noun

parliamentary (plural parliamentaries)

  1. (Britain, historical) A parliamentary train.