A parliament is a type of government where the executive branch (the president, governor, or mayor) is subject to the legislature (the parliament). This means that the legislature can pass laws that affect the government, and the government must obey these laws.

  • The parliament is the body that elects the president.

  • The parliament is the body that can impeach the president.

Definition of parliaments


a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards


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a legislative assembly in certain countries

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Example Sentences for parliaments

  • 1

    The legislature of the kingdom consists of the parliament of the Netherlands.

  • 2

    The parliament of England was the legislature of the kingdom of England.

  • 3

    The next act of the Canadian parliament was to enact the federal Privacy Act.

  • 4

    Purely religious acts were declared by Parliament to be treasonable.

  • 5

    The Act sets out the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.

  • 6

    Could the Parliament of a realm theoretically annul the Act in their monarchy

  • 7

    Parliament is the supreme lawmaker.

  • 8

    Parliament offered no amelioration.

  • 9

    The government is accountable to the Parliament.

  • 10

    The parliament meets in the Maximilianeum.