ETYM Old Eng. parlement, French parlement, from parler to speak; cf. Late Lat. parlamentum, parliamentum. Related to Parley.
A legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Great Britain).
Legislative body of a country. The world's oldest parliament is the Icelandic Althing, which dates from about 930. The uk Parliament is usually dated from 1265. The legislature of the us is called Congress and comprises the House of Representatives and the Senate.
In the uk, Parliament is the supreme legislature, comprising the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The origins of Parliament are in the 13th century, but its powers were not established until the late 17th century. The powers of the Lords were curtailed 1911, and the duration of parliaments was fixed at five years, but any parliament may extend its own life, as happened during both world wars. The uk Parliament meets in the Palace of Westminster, London.
Najviši izborni zakonodavni organ u ustavnim državama, narodno predstavništvo, narodna skupština, sabor, sobranje (lat.)
Englezi uveli izraz kojim se označava narodno predstavništvo; u Francuskoj, pre Revolucije: najviši sud jedne pokrajine koji je imao udela i u najvišoj vlasti; u Engleskoj: narodna skupština, narodno pretstavništvo; danas, u svim zemljama: narodna skupština, narodno pretstavništvo.
Narodni skup, okup.