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Pronunciation:  `pârlu'menturee

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  1. [adj]  having the supreme legislative power resting with a body of cabinet ministers chosen from and responsible to the legislature or parliament; "parliamentary government"
  2. [adj]  in accord with rules and customs of a legislative or deliberative assembly; "parliamentary law"
  3. [adj]  relating to or having the nature of a parliament; "parliamentary reform"; "a parliamentary body"

PARLIAMENTARY is a 13 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: democratic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Par`lia*men"ta*ry\, a. [Cf. F. parlementaire.]
1. Of or pertaining to Parliament; as, parliamentary
   authority. --Bacon.

2. Enacted or done by Parliament; as, a parliamentary act.
   --Sir M. Hale.

3. According to the rules and usages of Parliament or of
   deliberative bodies; as, a parliamentary motion.

{Parliamentary agent}, a person, usually a solicitor,
   professionally employed by private parties to explain and
   recommend claims, bills, etc., under consideration of
   Parliament. [Eng.]

{Parliamentary train}, one of the trains which, by act of
   Parliament, railway companies are required to run for the
   conveyance of third-class passengers at a reduced rate.

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