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

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

adjective

  • 1Relating to a parliament or its members.

    ‘parliamentarian committees’
    • ‘In 1990, Mongolia became a free and democratic country with a multi-party parliamentarian system under a president.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Like the lot of them, they just want to protect their cushy parliamentarian jobs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dominica has a British parliamentarian system of government, headed by a president and prime minister.’
    • ‘There is full political, parliamentarian and public consensus on EU and NATO membership in Bulgaria, Purvanov said.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘On paper the government works under the presidential system, but in practice, we exercise a parliamentarian system.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All who are participating in the new process for democratization in Iraq, for having a democratic, federative, parliamentarian system, they are our friends.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2historical Relating to the Roundheads.

    ‘parliamentarian sympathies’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Gadbury, conversely, rejected his early parliamentarian sympathies, became an ardent royalist, and flourished after the Restoration of 1660.’
    • ‘Others holding more parliamentarian sentiments tended to invert this royalist formulation.’

Pronunciation:

parliamentarian

/ˌpɑːləm(ə)nˈtɛːrɪən//ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛːrɪən/