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PARLIAMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parliament mean? 

PARLIAMENT (noun)
  The noun PARLIAMENT has 2 senses:

1. a legislative assembly in certain countries
2. a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards

  Familiarity information: PARLIAMENT used as a noun is rare.


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PARLIAMENT (noun)


Sense 1parliament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A legislative assembly in certain countries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("parliament" is a kind of...):

general assembly; law-makers; legislative; legislative assembly; legislature (persons who make or amend or repeal laws)

Domain member category:

interpellation ((parliament) a procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "parliament"):

British Parliament (the British legislative body)

Knesset; Knesseth (the Israeli unicameral parliament)

Oireachtas (the parliament of the Irish Free State)


Sense 2parliament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sevens; fantan; parliament

Hypernyms ("parliament" is a kind of...):

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)


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