parliamentarian parliamentarian  /ˌpɑr lə mən ˈtɛ ri ən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an elected member of the British Parliament: a member of the House of Commons
  2. (n) an expert in parliamentary rules and procedures

Usage(s):

  1. Sunni parliamentarian Salim al-Jubouri took Muqtada al-Sadr's recent appearance in Turkey as a good sign.
  2. Wahil Abdul Latif, an independent parliamentarian, is less optimistic.
  3. Her Green Oxygen Party had only one parliamentarian, who came from the area to which she traveled disastrously the day FARC rebels nabbed her.

News

  1. Victoria Symphony League holds installation luncheon

    The Victoria Symphony League had its installation luncheon May 29 at The Club at Colony Creek. Emily Markette installed the following officers for the 2013-14 season: Francisca Watts, president; Shirley Buckert, first vice president; Mary Ann Wright, second vice president; Helen Hultquist, secretary; Carol McLarry, treasurer; and Mary Jane Schurtz, parliamentarian. Markette asked for all members ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Victoria Advocate

  2. Speaker wrong on budget veto

    PEMBROKE — The parliamentarian for the Lumbee Tribal Council says that the tribal speaker ignored his ruling that the council failed to muster the necessary two-thirds majority votes to override Chairman Paul Brooks’ veto of the tribe’s fiscal 2012-13 budget, and instead announced that the override had passed.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Robesonian

  3. NATO shows interest in Israeli security technology

    TEL AVIV — NATO has been examining Israel’s defense industry for partnerships. Israeli parliamentarians said the Western alliance was preparing for an inspection of Israel’s security technology sector in 2013. They said NATO sought to focus on Israeli projects in missile and rocket defense, unmanned aerial vehicles and cyber protection.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: World Tribune

Quotes

  1. And Lady Thatcher said he was "a great parliamentarian and a man of high principles".
    on Mar 3, 2010 By: Margaret Thatcher Source: BBC News

  2. Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott, R-Miss., said some Republicans think a nonpartisan "third party or parliamentarian" should rule on such disclosure matters, but he stopped short of saying he would oppose the bill.
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Trent Lott Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Around 14 years ago, I was invited by the aforementioned parliamentarian to play golf at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club where he was a member," Senator Bernardi wrote in a widely circulated email newsletter. "In response to my question of why...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Cory Bernardi Source: The Age

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