[pahr-luh-men-tair-ee-uh n, -muh n- or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-] /ˌpɑr lə mɛnˈtɛər i ən, -mən- or, sometimes, ˌpɑrl yə-/
a person who is expert in the formal rules and procedures of deliberative assemblies and other formal organizations.
(sometimes initial capital letter) British. a member of Parliament.
(initial capital letter) a partisan of the British Parliament in opposition to Charles I.
an expert in parliamentary procedures, etc
(sometimes capital) (Brit) a Member of Parliament
of or relating to a parliament or parliaments
a supporter of Parliament during the English Civil War
of or relating to Parliament or its supporters during the English Civil War
1640s as a designation of one of the sides in the English Civil War; meaning “one versed in parliamentary procedure” dates from 1834. See parliamentary + -ian.
[pahr-luh-men-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -muh n- or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-] /ˌpɑr lə mɛnˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm, -mən- or, sometimes, ˌpɑrl yə-/ noun 1. advocacy of a parliamentary system of government. /ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. the system of parliamentary government
- Parliamentary agent
noun 1. (in Britain) a person who is employed to manage the parliamentary business of a private group
- Parliamentary commissioner
noun 1. (in Britain) the official name for ombudsman (sense 2)
noun 1. government by a body of cabinet ministers who are chosen from and responsible to the legislature and act as advisers to a nominal chief of state.