parliamentary agent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n parliamentary agent a person who is employed to look after the affairs of businesses that are affected by legislation of the British Parliament
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Parliamentary agent a person, usually a solicitor, professionally employed by private parties to explain and recommend claims, bills, etc., under consideration of Parliament.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Parliamentary agent a person employed by private persons or societies for drafting bills or managing business to be brought before parliament
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. parlementparler, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

The parliamentary agent was well accustomed to deal with all kinds and shades of scruples.
"Ruth" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Their agents in England; proceedings of Parliamentary Commission; results.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson
Their agents in England; proceedings of Parliamentary Commission; results.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
MR. ROCHE, after this, resided for some time in London as parliamentary agent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 228, March 11, 1854" by Various
Agents were sent over to procure the influence of great Parliamentary speakers and the leaders in the press to the cause.
"Barrington Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
I am the confidential agent of the Foreign Office, and you are its Parliamentary Under-secretary.
"The Under-Secretary" by William Le Queux
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