par·lia·men·ta·ry (pär′lə-mĕntə-rē, -mĕntrē)
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a parliament.
2. Enacted or decreed by a parliament.
3. Being in accord with the rules and customs of a parliament.
a. Having a parliament.
b. Characterized by an executive branch consisting of cabinet ministers selected from and responsible to the parliament: parliamentary government.
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