1) N-COUNT Parliamentarians are Members of a Parliament; used especially to refer to a group of Members of Parliament who are dealing with a particular task.

He's been meeting with British parliamentarians and government officials.

2) N-COUNT A parliamentarian is a Member of Parliament who is an expert on the rules and procedures of Parliament and takes an active part in debates.

He is a veteran parliamentarian whose views enjoy widespread respect.

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