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The Palace of Westminster in London, England, which is the seat of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

From Anglo-Norman parliament, parlement, parliment, and Middle French and Old French parlement (discussion, meeting, negotiation; assembly, council), from parler (to speak) + -ment (-ment, suffix forming nouns from verbs, usually indicating an action or state resulting from them) (from Latin -mentum). Compare Late Latin parlamentum, parliamentum (discussion, meeting; council or court summoned by the monarch), Italian parlamento.