|Origin:||parlement, from parler; PARLEY|
1PGP [countable] [also + plural verb British English]
the group of people who are elected to make a country's laws and discuss important national affairs [↪ government, MP]:
They demanded a free parliament and press.
2 [singular also + plural verb British English]PGP
the main law-making institution in the UK, which consists of the House of Commons and the House of Lords:
The bill was passed by Parliament in April.
enter/get into Parliament (=be elected as a member of Parliament)
He failed to win a seat in Parliament.
before Parliament➔ hung parliament
The new laws will be placed before Parliament.
the period during which the British Parliament meets:
We expect to get these laws passed during the present parliament.