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parliament + -ary
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌpɑːləˈmɛnt(ə)ɹi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌpɑɹləˈmɛntəɹi/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɛntəɹi
parliamentary (not comparable)
- Of, relating to, or enacted by a parliament
- Parliamentary procedures are sometimes slow.
- Having the supreme executive and legislative power resting with a cabinet of ministers chosen from, and responsible to a parliament.
- Britain is a parliamentary democracy.
- (Britain, historical, railways) Of a class of train which, by an act of parliament, ran both ways along a line, at least once each day, at the rate of one penny per mile.
- 1931, Francis Beeding, “1/1”, in Death Walks in Eastrepps:
- The train was moving less fast through the summer night. The swift express had changed into something almost a parliamentary, had stopped three times since Norwich, and now, at long last, was approaching Banton.
of, relating to, or enacted by a parliament
having the supreme executive and legislative power
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parliamentary (plural parliamentaries)
- (UK, historical) A parliamentary train.
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