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 for Long Parliament
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parliament \Par"lia*ment\, n. [OE. parlement, F. parlement, fr.
     parler to speak; cf. LL. parlamentum, parliamentum. See
     Parley.]
     1. A parleying; a discussion; a conference. [Obs.]
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              But first they held their parliament. --Rom. of R.
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     2. A formal conference on public affairs; a general council;
        esp., an assembly of representatives of a nation or people
        having authority to make laws.
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              They made request that it might be lawful for them
              to summon a parliament of Gauls.      --Golding.
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     3. The assembly of the three estates of the United Kingdom of
        Great Britain and Ireland, viz., the lords spiritual,
        lords temporal, and the representatives of the commons,
        sitting in the House of Lords and the House of Commons,
        constituting the legislature, when summoned by the royal
        authority to consult on the affairs of the nation, and to
        enact and repeal laws.
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     Note: Thought the sovereign is a constituting branch of
           Parliament, the word is generally used to denote the
           three estates named above.
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     4. In France, before the Revolution of 1789, one of the
        several principal judicial courts.
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     Parliament heel, the inclination of a ship when made to
        careen by shifting her cargo or ballast.
  
     Parliament hinge (Arch.), a hinge with so great a
        projection from the wall or frame as to allow a door or
        shutter to swing back flat against the wall.
  
     Long Parliament, Rump Parliament. See under Long, and
        Rump.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Long \Long\, a. [Compar. Longer; superl. Longest.] [AS.
     long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr,
     Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125.
     Cf. Length, Ling a fish, Linger, Lunge, Purloin.]
     1. Drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length;
        protracted; extended; as, a long line; -- opposed to
        short, and distinguished from broad or wide.
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     2. Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a
        considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series
        of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a
        long book.
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     3. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration;
        lingering; as, long hours of watching.
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     4. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in
        time; far away.
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              The we may us reserve both fresh and strong
              Against the tournament, which is not long.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     5. Having a length of the specified measure; of a specified
        length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that
        is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc.
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     6. Far-reaching; extensive. " Long views." --Burke.
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     7. (Phonetics) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in
        utterance; -- said of vowels and syllables. See Short,
        a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 22, 30.
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     8. (Finance & Com.) Having a supply of stocks or goods;
        prepared for, or depending for a profit upon, advance in
        prices; as, long of cotton. Hence, the phrases: to be, or
        go, long of the market, to be on the long side of the
        market, to hold products or securities for a rise in
        price, esp. when bought on a margin. Contrasted to
        short.
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     Note: Long is used as a prefix in a large number of compound
           adjectives which are mostly of obvious meaning; as,
           long-armed, long-beaked, long-haired, long-horned,
           long-necked, long-sleeved, long-tailed, long- worded,
           etc.
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     In the long run, in the whole course of things taken
        together; in the ultimate result; eventually.
  
     Long+clam+(Zool.),+the+common+clam+({Mya+arenaria">Long clam (Zool.), the common clam ({Mya arenaria) of the
        Northern United States and Canada; -- called also
        soft-shell clam and long-neck clam. See Mya.
  
     Long cloth, a kind of cotton cloth of superior quality.
  
     Long clothes, clothes worn by a young infant, extending
        below the feet.
  
     Long division. (Math.) See Division.
  
     Long dozen, one more than a dozen; thirteen.
  
     Long home, the grave.
  
     Long measure, Long meter. See under Measure, Meter.
        
  
     Long Parliament (Eng. Hist.), the Parliament which
        assembled Nov. 3, 1640, and was dissolved by Cromwell,
        April 20, 1653.
  
     Long price, the full retail price.
  
     Long purple (Bot.), a plant with purple flowers, supposed
        to be the Orchis mascula. --Dr. Prior.
  
     Long suit
        (a) (Whist), a suit of which one holds originally more
            than three cards. --R. A. Proctor.
        (b) One's most important resource or source of strength;
            as, as an entertainer, her voice was her long suit.
  
     Long tom.
        (a) A pivot gun of great length and range, on the dock of
            a vessel.
        (b) A long trough for washing auriferous earth. [Western
            U.S.]
        (c) (Zool.) The long-tailed titmouse.
  
     Long wall (Coal Mining), a working in which the whole seam
        is removed and the roof allowed to fall in, as the work
        progresses, except where passages are needed.
  
     Of long, a long time. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
  
     To be long of the market, or To go long of the market,
     To be on the long side of the market, etc. (Stock
        Exchange), to hold stock for a rise in price, or to have a
        contract under which one can demand stock on or before a
        certain day at a stipulated price; -- opposed to short
        in such phrases as, to be short of stock, to sell short,
        etc. [Cant] See Short.
  
     To have a long head, to have a farseeing or sagacious mind.
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