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
- Parliamentary system
parliamentary system [(pahr-luh-men-tree, pahr-luh-men-tuh-ree)] A system of government in which the power to make and execute laws is held by a parliament. Britain has a parliamentary system of government, one of the oldest in the world. The United States does not; its legislature, the Congress, passes the laws, and a separate part of government, the […]