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PARLIAMENTARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parliamentary mean? 

PARLIAMENTARY (adjective)
  The adjective PARLIAMENTARY has 3 senses:

1. relating to or having the nature of a parliament
2. having the supreme legislative power resting with a body of cabinet ministers chosen from and responsible to the legislature or parliament
3. in accord with rules and customs of a legislative or deliberative assembly

  Familiarity information: PARLIAMENTARY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARLIAMENTARY (adjective)


Sense 1parliamentary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or having the nature of a parliament

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

parliamentary reform / a parliamentary body

Pertainym:

parliament (a legislative assembly in certain countries)


Sense 2parliamentary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the supreme legislative power resting with a body of cabinet ministers chosen from and responsible to the legislature or parliament

Context example:

parliamentary government

Similar:

democratic (characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality)


Sense 3parliamentary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In accord with rules and customs of a legislative or deliberative assembly

Context example:

parliamentary law

Similar:

democratic (characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality)


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