Definition of the Model Parliament from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Model Parliament

 
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the name later given to the English parliament set up in 1295 by King Edward I. It was the first to include not only members of the clergy (= priests and other church officials) and the aristocracy but also elected members to represent ordinary people. In this way it established the pattern for future parliaments.