A parliament is a type of legislature.

The most famous parliament is probably the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which is sometimes called the "Mother of all Parliaments".[1] The word "parliament" comes from the French word parler, which means a talk.

The Althing, the national parliament of Iceland, was founded earlier (930 AD), so it is the oldest legislature in the world still existing. However, the Althing did not function as a legislature for four centuries, and its role as a primary legislature is modern.[2][3]

Other parliaments

Other parliaments have copied the UK and work similarly. They have three levels - a lower house which makes the law, an upper house which reviews the law (Decides if they like it or not, and suggest changes to it), and a head of state who is mostly for show and who starts and ends each year of parliament. The Prime Minister is almost always the person whose party has the most seats, but if the lower house does not think he is doing a good job they can call a vote of no confidence and ask him to leave his job as Prime Minister or have an election.

Other Languages
адыгабзэ: Хасэ
Afrikaans: Parlement
Alemannisch: Parlament
አማርኛ: ፓርላማ
العربية: برلمان
asturianu: Parllamentu
azərbaycanca: Parlament
Bân-lâm-gú: Gī-hoē
беларуская: Парламент
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Парлямэнт
български: Парламент
bosanski: Parlament
brezhoneg: Parlamant
català: Parlament
Cebuano: Parlamento
čeština: Parlament
Cymraeg: Senedd
dansk: Parlament
Deutsch: Parlament
eesti: Parlament
Ελληνικά: Κοινοβούλιο
English: Parliament
español: Parlamento
Esperanto: Parlamento
euskara: Parlamentu
فارسی: مجلس
føroyskt: Ting
français: Parlement
Frysk: Parlemint
Gaeilge: Parlaimint
Gàidhlig: Pàrlamaid
galego: Parlamento
贛語: 議會
한국어: 의회
հայերեն: Խորհրդարան
hrvatski: Parlament
Ilokano: Parlamento
Bahasa Indonesia: Parlemen
interlingua: Parlamento
Interlingue: Parlament
isiXhosa: Ipalamente
italiano: Parlamento
עברית: פרלמנט
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಸಂಸತ್ತು
къарачай-малкъар: Парламент
ქართული: პარლამენტი
қазақша: Парламент
Kiswahili: Bunge
kurdî: Parleman
Кыргызча: Парламент
ລາວ: ສະພາ
Latina: Parlamentum
latviešu: Parlaments
Lëtzebuergesch: Parlament
lietuvių: Parlamentas
Limburgs: Parlemint
lingála: Palemá
lumbaart: Parlament
magyar: Parlament
македонски: Парламент
Māori: Pāremata
मराठी: संसद
მარგალური: პარლამენტი
مصرى: برلمان
Bahasa Melayu: Parlimen
မြန်မာဘာသာ: လွှတ်တော်
Nederlands: Parlement
日本語: 議会
norsk: Parlament
norsk nynorsk: Parlament
Nouormand: Parlément
occitan: Parlament
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Parlament
Plattdüütsch: Parlament
polski: Parlament
português: Parlamento
română: Parlament
русиньскый: Парламент
русский: Парламент
Scots: Pairlament
slovenčina: Parlament
slovenščina: Parlament
Soomaaliga: Baarlamaan
کوردی: پەرلەمان
српски / srpski: Скупштина
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Parlament
svenska: Parlament
Tagalog: Parlamento
тоҷикӣ: Парламент
Türkçe: Parlamento
українська: Парламент
Tiếng Việt: Nghị viện
walon: Pårlumint
Winaray: Parlamento
吴语: 议会
ייִדיש: פארלאמענט
粵語: 議會
Zazaki: Parlamento
中文: 议会