Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


English Wikipedia has an article on:


From the abbey of Westminster, from west +‎ minster.


  • IPA(key): /ˈwɛs(t)ˌmɪnstə/

Proper noun[edit]


  1. The abbey of Westminster
  2. The City of Westminster: a borough of London including the principal offices of the British government
  3. The Palace of Westminster
  4. (colloquial, metonymically) The British parliament, based at the Palace of Westminster
  5. A constitutional system [the Westminster system] copied from the British parliament, characterised by the members of the executive being required to be elected or appointed to seats in parliament and being answerable to it.
  6. A city in Maryland, USA, and the county seat of Carroll County.
  7. An English dukedom.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]