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parliament -- (with a lowercase "p")
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Candide
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  • Candide asked to see the court of justice, the parliament.
  • …that no one knows either what is his rank, nor what is his condition, what he does nor what he ought to do; and that except supper, which is always gay, and where there appears to be enough concord, all the rest of the time is passed in impertinent quarrels; Jansenist against Molinist, Parliament against the Church, men of letters against men of letters, courtesans against courtesans, financiers against the people, wives against husbands, relatives against relatives—it is eternal war.

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  • Throughout Europe, parliaments are debating how much power to give to the European Union.
  • The Sheik of Kuwait was admired for voluntarily creating a parliament to share power with him.

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