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parliamentarianism
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  • Doctor," said old Mr. Powderell, a retired iron-monger of some standing—his interjection being something between a laugh and a Parliamentary disapproval; "we must let you have your say.
  • Brooke is not a bad fellow, but he has done some good things on his estate that he never would have done but for this Parliamentary bite.
  • But Hawley tells me that if they send up a Whig at all it is sure to be Bagster, one of those candidates who come from heaven knows where, but dead against Ministers, and an experienced Parliamentary man.
  • —coming back, it was to be hoped, quite cured of Parliamentary fever and pioneering.
  • Mr. Farebrother’s prophecy of a fourth candidate "in the bag" had not yet been fulfilled, neither the Parliamentary Candidate Society nor any other power on the watch to secure a reforming majority seeing a worthy nodus for interference while there was a second reforming candidate like Mr. Brooke, who might be returned at his own expense; and the fight lay entirely between Pinkerton the old Tory member, Bagster the new Whig member returned at the last election, and Brooke the future…

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  • The country is abandoning parliamentarianism in a rush to authoritarianism.
  • a Westminster-style parliamentary system borrowed from Great Britain

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