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Definition: Rump Parliament
, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr.
parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See
1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.]
But first they held their parliament. --Rom. of R.
2. A formal conference on public affairs; a general council;
esp., an assembly of representatives of a nation or people
having authority to make laws.
They made request that it might be lawful for them
to summon a parliament of Gauls. --Golding.
3. The assembly of the three estates of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, viz., the lords spiritual,
lords temporal, and the representatives of the commons,
sitting in the House of Lords and the House of Commons,
constituting the legislature, when summoned by the royal
authority to consult on the affairs of the nation, and to
enact and repeal laws.
Note: Thought the sovereign is a constituting branch of
Parliament, the word is generally used to denote the
three estates named above.
4. In France, before the Revolution of 1789, one of the
several principal judicial courts.
, the inclination of a ship when made to
careen by shifting her cargo or ballast.
(Arch.), a hinge with so great a
projection from the wall or frame as to allow a door or
shutter to swing back flat against the wall.
, Rump Parliament
. See under Long
, n. [OE. rumpe; akin to D. romp trunk, body, LG.
rump, G. rumpf, Dan. rumpe rump, Icel. rumpr, Sw. rumpa rump,
1. The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts
adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.
2. Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and
the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of Beef
3. Fig.: The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant.
, or The Rump
(Eng. Hist.), the remnant of
the Long Parliament after the expulsion by Cromwell in
1648 of those who opposed his purposes. It was dissolved
by Cromwell in 1653, but twice revived for brief sessions,
ending finally in 1659.
The Rump abolished the House of Lords, the army
abolished the Rump, and by this army of saints
Cromwell governed. --Swift.
, a beefsteak from the rump. --Goldsmith.