Definition of Sejm in English:


(also Seym)

  • The lower house of parliament in Poland. (The upper house is known as the Senate.).

    • ‘The Sejm possessed full legislative powers, and the crown could issue laws only with its consent.’
    • ‘Once exercised, the veto not only stopped the offending law, but also broke the Sejm, invalidating the entire legislative programme.’
    • ‘The British Parliament had no direct equivalent elsewhere, although the Polish Sejm and Hungarian Diet did possess points in common.’
    • ‘Minister Walsh also met with the Agriculture and EU Affairs Committees of the Sejm (Polish Parliament).’
    • ‘In 1991 Poland's first fully democratic elections saw twenty-four parties gain seats in the Sejm (parliament) and further fragmented the Solidarity camp.’