current, present
bicameral, unicameral
hung (BrE)

The election resulted in a hung parliament, followed by the resignation of the prime minister.

federal, national, provincial, regional, state
stand for (esp. BrE)

He first stood for Parliament in 2001.

enter, get into
be in, sit in

He sat in Parliament for over forty years.

elect (sb to)

a popularly elected parliament

return sb to (esp. BrE)

He was returned to Parliament in 2001 as MP for Appleby.

represent sb/sth in

The President will address the Canadian parliament during his trip.

bring sth before (esp. BrE), introduce sth into (esp. BrE), present sth to, put sth before (esp. BrE)
be before, come before, go before (all esp. BrE)

The bill will come before Parliament next month.

get through, go through, pass through
force sth through, push sth through, put sth through

The government was accused of forcing the bill through Parliament.

lobby, petition (esp. BrE)
mislead (esp. BrE)
dissolve, prorogue (BrE)

The bill has to be passed before parliament is prorogued.

be accountable to, be responsible to

The ruling National Democratic Party dominates parliament.


Angry protestors stormed the parliament.

adopt sth, approve sth, enact sth, lay sth down, pass sth, ratify sth

The Commission is guided by rules laid down by Parliament.

reject sth
vote (on sth)
debate sth
legislate (on sth)

Parliament may legislate on any matter of penal law.

be in session, convene, meet, sit (esp. BrE)

Parliament will be in session until December.

rise (BrE)

the day Parliament rises for the summer recess

reconvene, resume

Parliament reconvenes next month.

chamber (esp. BrE)

The floor of the Scottish parliament chamber contains seating for 128 members.

minister, official (both esp. BrE)

a senior parliament official

in parliament

her first year in Parliament

an Act of Parliament (BrE)
a house of parliament

The National Assembly is the lower house of the French Parliament.

the lifetime of a parliament (esp. BrE)

It will take at least the lifetime of a parliament to put the health service in order.

a majority in parliament

The party has a two-thirds majority in Parliament.

a Member of Parliament
sth's passage through Parliament

Sponsors of the bill agreed to concessions in order to smooth its passage through Parliament.

a seat in Parliament

The party failed to win any seats in Parliament.

a session of Parliament

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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