parliament

Part of speech: noun

A legislative body; especially, the supreme legislature of Great Britain, also of some of her colonies.

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Usage examples "parliament":

  1. It was a heavy burden which Canada should never have been called upon to bear at a time when money was scarce and trade was paralyzed by the action of the imperial parliament itself. - "Lord Elgin", John George Bourinot.
  2. The parliament then separated. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
  3. " Oh, to be sure, you are in Parliament," she exclaimed. - "Witness For The Defence", A.E.W. Mason.