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parliament
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
a legislative assembly in certain countries (that can pass laws)
  • Father said Lumumba's party won thirty-five of a hundredy-some-odd seats in the new parliament, mainly because of his natural animal magnetism.
    Book 2 — Revelation (92% in)
  • He says now Patrice Lumumba and the other elected Congolese are trading chickens and eggs to set up a government that everybody in the parliament will go along with.
    Book 2 — Revelation (93% in)
  • I can just picture the parliament room: a hundredy-some-odd Tata Ndus in pointy hats and no-glass glasses all flicking flies away with animal-tail magic wands in the sweltering heat, pretending to ignore each other.
    Book 2 — Revelation (93% in)
  • So they marched the army into parliament and reorganized it once again in Mobutu's favor.
    Book 5 — Exodus (40% in)

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