parliament etymology

English word parliament comes from Norman parliment

Detailed word origin of parliament

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
parliment Norman (nrf)
parliament Anglo-Norman (xno)
parliament English (eng) (historical) Parliament cake, a type of gingerbread. [from 19th c.]. (now, chiefly, historical) A formal council summoned (especially by a monarch) to discuss important issues. [from 14th c.]. A gathering of birds, especially rooks or owls. [from 15th c.]. An assembly of the members of such a legislature, as convened for a specific purpose or period of time (commonly designated with an [...]