parliamentary Definition

  • 1relating to, enacted by, or suitable for a parliament.
  • 2relating to the members of parliament or their activities, especially in relation to their ability to debate or legislate.

Using parliamentary: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "parliamentary" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The parliamentary elections are coming up next month.

  • Example

    The bill was passed after a long parliamentary debate.

  • Example

    The prime minister gave a parliamentary speech on the state of the economy.

parliamentary Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for parliamentary

Phrases with parliamentary

  • a system of government in which power is vested in the elected representatives of the people, who then exercise that power through parliament


    The UK has a parliamentary democracy.

  • the legal immunity enjoyed by members of certain legislatures, which allows them to speak freely and openly without fear of legal action or prosecution


    The MP used parliamentary privilege to reveal classified information.

  • the rules and customs governing the conduct of business in a legislative body


    The speaker of the house enforced parliamentary procedure during the debate.

Origins of parliamentary

from Parliament, the highest legislature in the United Kingdom


Summary: parliamentary in Brief

The term 'parliamentary' [ˌpɑːləˈmentəri] refers to anything related to a parliament, its members, or their activities. It can describe a system of government, as in 'parliamentary democracy,' or the rules and customs governing the conduct of business in a legislative body, as in 'parliamentary procedure.' 'Parliamentary' is often used to describe debates, speeches, or bills that are being discussed or passed by a parliament.

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