1) n. - A parleying; a discussion; a conference.
2) n. - A formal conference on public affairs; a general council; esp., an assembly of representatives of a nation or people having authority to make laws.
3) n. - 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.
4) n. - In France, before the Revolution of 1789, one of the several principal judicial courts.
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