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parliament
used in Oliver Twist

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a legislative assembly in certain countries (that can pass laws)
  • If Parliament don't take their abominable courses under consideration, this country's ruined, and the character of the peasantry gone for ever!'
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (97% in)
  • ...being in some sort tempted by time, place, and opportunity, to give utterance to certain soft nothings, which however well they may become the lips of the light and thoughtless, do seem immeasurably beneath the dignity of judges of the land, members of parliament, ministers of state, lord mayors, and other great public functionaries, but more particularly beneath the stateliness and gravity of a beadle: who (as is well known) should be the sternest and most inflexible among them all.
    Chapter 23 — Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation.... (74% in)
  • There were assembled, in that lower house of the domestic parliament, the women-servants, Mr. Brittles, Mr. Giles, the tinker (who had received a special invitation to regale himself for the remainder of the day, in consideration of his services), and the constable.
    Chapter 30 — Relates What oliver's New Visitors Thought of Him (65% in)
  • But of course they will get you into parliament at the election before Christmas, and these sudden shiftings and changes are no bad preparation for political life.
    Chapter 36 — Is a Very Short One, and May Appear of No Great Importance.... (34% in)

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