Definition of parliamentarianism in US English:

parliamentarianism

noun

  • See parliamentarian

    • ‘The basic ideas that were key to the formation of the ‘Third Bulgarian State’ include sovereignty, constitutionalism and parliamentarianism.’
    • ‘However, increasing right-wing movement and military intervention into politics pushed Japan to gradually move away from democracy and parliamentarianism toward militarism, totalitarianism, and expansionism.’
    • ‘A section of politicians from traditional right-wing parties are turning towards right-wing populism, with its chauvinist and xenophobic programme combined with a large dose of hostility towards parliamentarianism.’
    • ‘After all, the values of parliamentarianism (self-government, free speech, the right of opposition) did not support imperial rule.’
    • ‘And for many people it represents a welcome attempt to break from the jaded parliamentarianism of New Labour and the manipulative methods of the Stalinism that collapsed in 1989.’

Pronunciation

parliamentarianism

/ˌpɑrləˌmɛnˈtɛriəˌnɪzəm//ˌpärləˌmenˈterēəˌnizəm/