(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.
noun 1. the body of rules, usages, and precedents that governs proceedings of legislative and deliberative assemblies.
- Parliamentary private secretary
noun 1. (in Britain) a backbencher in Parliament who assists a minister, esp in liaison with backbenchers PPS
- Parliamentary secretary
noun 1. (in Britain) a Member of Parliament appointed, usually as a junior minister, to assist a Minister of the Crown with departmental responsibilities