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Definition of the noun parliament

What does parliament mean as a name of something?

Parliament is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • parliament: parliaments
  • Parliament: Parliaments

  1. a legislative assembly in certain countries
  2. 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
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of parliament: fantan / sevens
    • more generic terms: card game / cards = a game played with playing cards


Parliament is a brand of cigarettes marketed by the company Philip Morris. The brand was introduced in 1931 and is distinctive for its recessed paper filters. It was originally used as an advertising gimmick when cigarettes did not have filters. The first commercial cigarette filters came into use in 1935. Cigarette filters became common in most cigarettes in the 1950s. In the 1940s and 1950s, the brand was marketed for its unique filters, with advertisements reading, "Only the flavor touches your lips", and "Tobacco tastes best when the filter's recessed". The brand also claimed that the recessed filter prevented tar from making contact with the smoker's mouth, unlike standard filters. The Parliament brand holds a strong market position in Georgia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Argentina, Israel, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Russia, Montenegro, Ukraine, and the United States.


  1. Parliament a.k.a. Parliament-Funkadelic is a funk, soul and rock music collective headed by George Clinton. Their style has been dubbed P-Funk. Collectively the group has existed under various names since the 1960s and has been known for top-notch musicianship, politically charged lyrics, outlandish concept albums and memorable live performances. They influenced numerous post-disco and post-punk music groups of the 1980s and 1990s.
  2. Parliament a.k.a. The Parliaments were a doo-wop quintet from Plainfield, New Jersey, formed in the back room of a barbershop in the late 1950s and named after the cigarette brand. After some early personnel changes their lineup solidified with George Clinton, Ray Davis, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, and Grady Thomas. Clinton was group leader and manager, and part owner of the barbershop where the group convened to entertain customers. The group later evolved into the funk bands Parliament and Funkadelic, which found success in the 1970s.

There are other groups with in their name, like Parliament Syndicate, Techno-Squid Eats Parliament, Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament, Darren Hayman & The Short Parliament.


  1. "Parliament" is a book by Maureen McTeer.
    • subjects: Canada, Legislation, Parliament
  2. "Parliament" is a book by David Crystal & John Foster.
  3. "Parliament" is a book by Courtenay Ilbert.
    • also known as "Parliament: its history, constitution and practice"


Parliament was a soul funk band most prominent during the 1970s. Both Parliament and its sister act, Funkadelic, were led by George Clinton.

Phrases with Parliament

  1. Parliament House
  2. Act of Parliament Clock
  3. Hung parliament
  4. Act of Parliament
  5. Polish Parliament
  6. british parliament
  7. European Parliament
  8. House of Parliament
  9. Stannary Parliament
  10. houses of parliament
  11. member of parliament
  12. Contempt of Parliament

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Parliament

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Google previewThe Ayes Have It (2010)

The History of the Queensland Parliament 1957-1989 by John Wanna, Tracey Arklay

The Queensland Parliament is an inherently political and adversarial institution— vibrant in some areas, moribund in others.

In many ways, parliament is a mirror of society, reflecting its values, visions and apprehensions.

Google previewEU Constitutional Law (2012)

An Introduction by Allan Rosas, Lorna Armati

governmental organisations and interest groups may also turn to the Parliament, including its political parties and individual members, through more informal channels.3 While the European Parliament is a predominantly political institution, ...

Google previewCobbett's Political Register (1802)

by William Cobbett

the love of " England has yielded to the love of mankind ; and, as it ought to be, so it is, the parliament is the epitome, the moral as well as the legal representative of the nation.

Google previewModels of Democracy (2006)

by David Held

As such, parliament is an essential mechanism for the preservation of the competition of values.

Google previewThe History Of England (1743)

Illustrated with Maps, Genealogical Tables, and the Heads and Monuments of the Kings, Engraven on Seventy Seven Copper Plates by Paul Rapin de Thoyras, Nicholas Tindal

Parliament is an Affembly composed | a Head and a Bay, the Afanarch is the Head, and the three Estates the Body. Whereas it is faid in the abstract, the Parliament is a thing compostd of a Head and a Body, the Monarch and the two Estates.

Google previewFood City (2014)

by CJ Lim

The Food Parliament is a provocation; the physical outlandishness of the proposal intended to raise serious questions about...

Google previewParliaments as Peacebuilders in Conflict-affected Countries (2008)

by Mitchell O'Brien, Rick Stapenhurst, Niall Johnston

Parliament is a forum that uses dialogue and discussion to transform ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Bangladesh (2010)

by Syedur Rahman

PARLIAMENT. The Bangladesh Parliament is unicameral with 300 members elected from single member constituencies. Any citizen over the age of 21 is eligible for election and to vote. The only significant reason for disqualification from ...

Google previewA Political Dictionary; Or, Pocket Companion Chiefly Designed for the Use of Members of Parliament, Whigs, Tories, Loyalists, Magistrates, Clergymen, Half-pay Officers, Worshipful Alderman and Reviewers; Being an Illustration and Commentary on All Words, Phrases and Proper Names in the Vocabulary of Corruption...with Biographical Illustrations from the Lives of the Most Celebrated Corruptionists in Church and State (1821)

by John Wade

Tu: expenses of these armaments, and the usual want of ceconumy attending a minority, much exhausted the English treasury, and obliged the parliament, besides making some alterations in the council, to impose a. new and unusual tax of ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Politics (2004)

by David Robertson

A parliament isingenerala consultative assembly whose permissionmayormaynotconstitutionally be required for the formal passage of binding legislation. The word itself is mainly of English usage,whereother languagesare liabletousea ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Colonial America (2011)

by William Pencak

PARLIAMENT. The supreme legislative body of Great Britain, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

rishes, and twenty-eight market towns; and sends twenty-six members to parliament. 4o. Cornwall, seventy-five miles long, and twenty-six miles ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe (2013)

by Claire Annesley

The European Parliament (EP) is the legislative body of the European Union (EU ). Originally established as the Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community by the Treaty ofParis,itadoptedits presentnamein1962.The EP is based in ...

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3rd European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities - sign language

On the 5th of December, the 3rd European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities (EPPD) will gather more than 450 delegates from organisations representing ...

Quotes about Parliament

Indeed I did not stand as a beggar at the Parliament door, for I never was at the Parliament-House, nor stood I ever at the door as I do know or can remember; not as a petitioner I am sure. (Margaret Cavendish)
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Scrabble value of P3A1R1L1I1A1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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