long parliament

Long Parliament. Hist.

1. The English Parliament of Charles I meeting between 1640 and 1653, dissolved by Oliver Cromwell in 1653, then recalled and finally dissolved in 1660.

2. The English Parliament that met between 1661 and 1678, after the restoration of the monarchy. • This Parliament is sometimes called the “Long Parliament of Charles II” to distinguish it from that of sense 1.

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