parliament


parliament
noun
ADJECTIVE
current, present
new
outgoing
bicameral, unicameral
elected
hung (BrE)

The election resulted in a hung parliament, followed by the resignation of the prime minister.

federal, national, provincial, regional, state
VERB + PARLIAMENT
stand for (esp. BrE)

He first stood for Parliament in 2001.

enter, get into
be in, sit in

He sat in Parliament for over forty years.

elect (sb to)

a popularly elected parliament

return sb to (esp. BrE)

He was returned to Parliament in 2001 as MP for Appleby.

represent sb/sth in
address

The President will address the Canadian parliament during his trip.

bring sth before (esp. BrE), introduce sth into (esp. BrE), present sth to, put sth before (esp. BrE)
be before, come before, go before (all esp. BrE)

The bill will come before Parliament next month.

get through, go through, pass through
force sth through, push sth through, put sth through

The government was accused of forcing the bill through Parliament.

lobby, petition (esp. BrE)
mislead (esp. BrE)
convene
recall
dissolve, prorogue (BrE)

The bill has to be passed before parliament is prorogued.

suspend
be accountable to, be responsible to
dominate

The ruling National Democratic Party dominates parliament.

storm

Angry protestors stormed the parliament.

PARLIAMENT + VERB
adopt sth, approve sth, enact sth, lay sth down, pass sth, ratify sth

The Commission is guided by rules laid down by Parliament.

reject sth
vote (on sth)
debate sth
legislate (on sth)

Parliament may legislate on any matter of penal law.

be in session, convene, meet, sit (esp. BrE)

Parliament will be in session until December.

rise (BrE)

the day Parliament rises for the summer recess

reconvene, resume

Parliament reconvenes next month.

PARLIAMENT + NOUN
building
chamber (esp. BrE)

The floor of the Scottish parliament chamber contains seating for 128 members.

minister, official (both esp. BrE)

a senior parliament official

PREPOSITION
in parliament

her first year in Parliament

PHRASES
an Act of Parliament (BrE)
a house of parliament

The National Assembly is the lower house of the French Parliament.

the lifetime of a parliament (esp. BrE)

It will take at least the lifetime of a parliament to put the health service in order.

a majority in parliament

The party has a two-thirds majority in Parliament.

a Member of Parliament
sth's passage through Parliament

Sponsors of the bill agreed to concessions in order to smooth its passage through Parliament.

a seat in Parliament

The party failed to win any seats in Parliament.

a session of Parliament

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  • Parliament — par·lia·ment / pär lə mənt, pärl yə / n [Anglo French parlement conference, council, parliament, from parler to speak] 1 a: an assemblage of the nobility, clergy, and commons called together by the British sovereign as the supreme legislative… …   Law dictionary

  • Parliament — Par lia*ment, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr. parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See {Parley}.] 1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But first they held their parliament. Rom. of R. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parliament — par‧lia‧ment [ˈpɑːləmənt ǁ ˈpɑːr ] noun [countable] the group of people elected to make a country s laws and discuss important national issues: • The Dutch parliament voted to begin lifting economic sanctions. * * * parliament UK US /ˈpɑːləmənt/… …   Financial and business terms

  • parliament — ► NOUN 1) (Parliament) (in the UK) the highest legislature, consisting of the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. 2) a similar body in other countries. ORIGIN Old French parlement speaking …   English terms dictionary

  • parliament — [pär′lə mənt] n. [ME parlament < OFr parlement < parler: see PARLEY] 1. an official or formal conference or council, usually concerned with government or public affairs 2. [P ] a) the national legislative body of Great Britain, composed of… …   English World dictionary

  • Parliament — Parliament, s. Parlament …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • parliament — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. parlement (11c.), originally speaking, talk, from parler to speak (see PARLEY (Cf. parley)); spelling altered c.1400 to conform with M.L. parliamentum. Anglo Latin parliamentum is attested from early 13c. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • parliament — parliament, parliamentary Both words are spelt with an a in the middle, but are pronounced with the ia as a single syllable …   Modern English usage

  • Parliament — This article is about the legislative institution. For other uses, see Parliament (disambiguation). Parliaments redirects here. For the American style doo wop quintet, see The Parliaments. The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of …   Wikipedia

  • parliament — /pahr leuh meuhnt/ or, sometimes, /pahrl yeuh /, n. 1. (usually cap.) the legislature of Great Britain, historically the assembly of the three estates, now composed of Lords Spiritual and Lords Temporal, forming together the House of Lords, and… …   Universalium


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