Definition of parliamentarian in English:

parliamentarian

noun

  • 1A member of a parliament, especially one well versed in its procedure and experienced in debate.

    ‘the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary are sound parliamentarians’
    • ‘The President shall appoint a parliamentarian to provide parliamentary opinion during meetings of the Advisory Councils and the annual business meeting of the Association.’
    • ‘Overnight she told the nation that she will not allow it, because parliamentarians come to Parliament to make decisions.’
    • ‘When I first came in to parliament, most parliamentarians were elderly men.’
    • ‘The prime minister and other parliamentarians were brutalized and the capital was the scene of heavy rioting.’
    • ‘There would be an awful lot of litigation to decide what Parliament meant by allowing parliamentarians to say some sort of thing outside the House.’
    • ‘As a professed radical, he was to prove a singularly jaded observer of parliaments, parliamentary processes, and parliamentarians.’
    • ‘The ‘standing ovation’ he was given by parliamentarians and members of the government was a signal of German agreement.’
    • ‘So I urge parliamentarians, when they debate issues such as this, to consider the journey ahead.’
    • ‘The targets included state actors, parliamentarians and members of the executive and the broader Canadian public.’
    • ‘This Labour Party has no regard for history, and no regard for the rights of this Parliament or parliamentarians.’
    • ‘The trouble is that this Parliament has so many parliamentarians with a rather scurrilous record of consistency on these matters.’
    • ‘An experienced parliamentarian, Khan has contributed immensely not only to the deliberations of various committees he had served but also to the proceedings of the House.’
    • ‘Mary's unprepared speech put even the most experienced parliamentarians to shame.’
    • ‘As a parliamentarian, he used to interact with Members of Parliament from India, at the Inter-Parliamentary Union.’
    • ‘Attendees can make appointments with members of the Board of Directors, headquarters staff members, and the parliamentarian.’
    • ‘Neither the candidates nor the people seem to know what is expected of them as parliamentarians or as members of legislatures.’
    • ‘In December this year, the British Council will bring 200 parliamentarians and staff to the Chamber to debate governance in today's world.’
    • ‘In public hearings, parliamentarians debated the issues, and not always along strict party lines.’
    • ‘The High Authority was further advised by a general assembly made up of parliamentarians from the member states.’
    • ‘Local bills come before Parliament only if a parliamentarian is willing to sponsor them.’
  • 2historical A supporter of Parliament in the English Civil War; a Roundhead.

    ‘her family were prominent and staunch parliamentarians’
    • ‘Knollys was a prominent courtier and parliamentarian during Elizabeth I's reign.’
    • ‘England was soon engaged in a civil war between the parliamentarians and the royalists.’

adjective

  • 1Relating to a parliament or its members.

    ‘parliamentarian committees’
    • ‘All who are participating in the new process for democratization in Iraq, for having a democratic, federative, parliamentarian system, they are our friends.’
    • ‘A demoralized royalist party licked its wounds and tried to pay off its debts; a dejected majority of the old parliamentarian party grudgingly did what they were told but little more.’
    • ‘It's something close to parliamentarian maneuvering.’
    • ‘Also, a candidate and parliamentarian training program began on March 14; attendance is 30-40 participants per day.’
    • ‘As late as the end of the 1920's the word ‘totalitarian’ was used to designate any state which was governed in an authoritarian rather than a parliamentarian manner.’
    • ‘All the social improvements in Britain did take place through a parliamentarian system, they did take place gradually, and they had an awful lot to do with local politics in which he was very prominent.’
    • ‘On paper the government works under the presidential system, but in practice, we exercise a parliamentarian system.’
    • ‘There is full political, parliamentarian and public consensus on EU and NATO membership in Bulgaria, Purvanov said.’
    • ‘Women activists, including Cabinet ministers, have also joined in the fight for women representation in key positions and have thus, formed a parliamentarian women's caucus group.’
    • ‘In 1990, Mongolia became a free and democratic country with a multi-party parliamentarian system under a president.’
    • ‘Dominica has a British parliamentarian system of government, headed by a president and prime minister.’
    • ‘‘Since the foreign ministry will play a key role leading the foundation, it would be much more appropriate for the unit to focus on party diplomacy and parliamentarian diplomacy,’ Chen said.’
    • ‘Like the lot of them, they just want to protect their cushy parliamentarian jobs.’
    • ‘The North Korean delegation is also expected to get in contact with the Japanese government and politicians forming a parliamentarian league for Japan-North Korea friendship.’
  • 2historical Relating to the Roundheads.

    ‘parliamentarian sympathies’
    • ‘As he lay dying, he suddenly realised to his horror that he had been shot by his own brother, who was a member of the parliamentarian garrison.’
    • ‘Others holding more parliamentarian sentiments tended to invert this royalist formulation.’
    • ‘Gadbury, conversely, rejected his early parliamentarian sympathies, became an ardent royalist, and flourished after the Restoration of 1660.’
    • ‘There was a parliamentarian school of thought; the idea that you could do without a king.’
    • ‘Medals were worn in the 17th century by both Dutch and Swedish troops engaged in the Thirty Years War, and British parliamentarian troops who fought at Dunbar in 1650 were awarded a medal for that event.’

Pronunciation

parliamentarian

/ˌpɑːləm(ə)nˈtɛːrɪən//ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛːrɪən/