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1A member of a parliament, especially one well versed in parliamentary procedure and experienced in debate.
- ‘In public hearings, parliamentarians debated the issues, and not always along strict party lines.’
- ‘The trouble is that this Parliament has so many parliamentarians with a rather scurrilous record of consistency on these matters.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Local bills come before Parliament only if a parliamentarian is willing to sponsor them.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Overnight she told the nation that she will not allow it, because parliamentarians come to Parliament to make decisions.’
- ‘So I urge parliamentarians, when they debate issues such as this, to consider the journey ahead.’
- ‘The President shall appoint a parliamentarian to provide parliamentary opinion during meetings of the Advisory Councils and the annual business meeting of the Association.’
- ‘As a parliamentarian, he used to interact with Members of Parliament from India, at the Inter-Parliamentary Union.’
- ‘Mary's unprepared speech put even the most experienced parliamentarians to shame.’
- ‘Neither the candidates nor the people seem to know what is expected of them as parliamentarians or as members of legislatures.’
- ‘The targets included state actors, parliamentarians and members of the executive and the broader Canadian public.’
- ‘The prime minister and other parliamentarians were brutalized and the capital was the scene of heavy rioting.’
- ‘Attendees can make appointments with members of the Board of Directors, headquarters staff members, and the parliamentarian.’
- ‘In December this year, the British Council will bring 200 parliamentarians and staff to the Chamber to debate governance in today's world.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘When I first came in to parliament, most parliamentarians were elderly men.’
2historical A supporter of Parliament in the English Civil War; a Roundhead.
- ‘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.’
1Relating to Parliament or its members.‘parliamentarian committees’
- ‘There is full political, parliamentarian and public consensus on EU and NATO membership in Bulgaria, Purvanov said.’
- ‘Dominica has a British parliamentarian system of government, headed by a president and prime minister.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It's something close to parliamentarian maneuvering.’
- ‘On paper the government works under the presidential system, but in practice, we exercise a parliamentarian system.’
- ‘In 1990, Mongolia became a free and democratic country with a multi-party parliamentarian system under a president.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Also, a candidate and parliamentarian training program began on March 14; attendance is 30-40 participants per day.’
- ‘All who are participating in the new process for democratization in Iraq, for having a democratic, federative, parliamentarian system, they are our friends.’
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Like the lot of them, they just want to protect their cushy parliamentarian jobs.’
- ‘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.’
2historical Relating to the Roundheads.
- ‘Others holding more parliamentarian sentiments tended to invert this royalist formulation.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Gadbury, conversely, rejected his early parliamentarian sympathies, became an ardent royalist, and flourished after the Restoration of 1660.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There was a parliamentarian school of thought; the idea that you could do without a king.’
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