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Other Parliamentary Definition

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

Synonyms

democratic

Misc. Definitions

\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. [Eng.]

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