Pronunciation: (pär"lu-men-târ'ē-un, -mun- or, sometimes, pärl"yu-), [key]
1. a person who is expert in the formal rules and procedures of deliberative assemblies and other formal organizations.
2. (sometimes cap.) Brit.a member of Parliament.
3. (cap.) a partisan of the British Parliament in opposition to Charles I.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.