Definition of Westminster noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwestmɪnstə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwestmɪnstər//
[uncountable] Parliament
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the British parliament and government The rumours were still circulating at Westminster. From the name of the part of London with the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and many government offices. See related entries: Parliament Culture Other well-known places in Westminster include the royal palaces, Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace, and Westminster Abbey, St James's Park, the Mall (1) and Victoria station. The River Thames flows on one side of Westminster.