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Definition a legislative assembly in certain countries (that can pass laws)

As a proper noun, you need to look at the context to determine the parliament to which Parliament is referring. For example, it could be the British Parliament, the European Union Parliament, the French Parliament, etc.
  • Throughout Europe, parliaments are debating how much power to give to the European Union.
parliaments = a legislative assembly in certain countries (that can pass laws)
  • The Sheik of Kuwait was admired for voluntarily creating a parliament to share power with him.
  • The colonists wanted a voice in the British Parliament.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • parliament = a legislative assembly in certain countries (that can pass laws)
  • Let us hold a parliament of owls.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • parliament = legislative assembly
  • I could be a young, intellectual member of parliament, and be interviewed about lots of important issues on television.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • The chart below shows a breakdown of two categories of Jamaican professionals, lawyers and members of parliament, in the early 1950s.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Take me wherever there are parliaments and diets and congresses and chambers of statesmen.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Even the location of the hospital was intimidating, close as it was to the great Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • Parliament was in session, and there was a great deal of gaiety.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Tell your king and Parliament what we have done.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • The Special Board met in Parliament House, all of them trying to look not like their simple and domestic selves but like judges.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I wish you would go into Parliament.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • I had watched on CNN masked young Greeks stoning police outside the parliament, cops in riot gear firing tear gas, swinging their batons.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It is adjacent to Parliament and Big Ben.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • In his office Simon wore his hat like a Member of Parliament, and while he phoned his alligator-skin shoes knocked things off the desk.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • It's just that I seem to remember a Mr Stevens who was a member of parliament a year or two ago.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Hanna lit a Parliament and swiveled the Sirius radio dial until she found a retro rap station playing "Baby Got Back."
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • This was a few days after Laila heard that Ahmad Shah Massoud had gone to France and spoken to the European Parliament.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Now she has her eye on a seat in the national parliament.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • This city had remained faithful to him, after the whole nation had forsaken his cause to join the standard of Parliament and liberty.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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