The European Parliament during a plenary session in 2014.
Palace of Westminster in February 2007
Constitution of the Year XII (First French Republic)
Map showing the terminology for each country's national legislature
Constitution of the Kingdom of Naples in 1848.
The Congress of the Republic of Peru, the country's national legislature, meets in the Legislative Palace in 2010
Detail from Hammurabi's stele shows him receiving the laws of Babylon from the seated sun deity.
The British House of Commons, its lower house
Diagram illustrating the classification of constitutions by Aristotle.
The German Bundestag, its theoretical lower house
Third volume of the compilation of Catalan Constitutions of 1585
The Australian Senate, its upper house
The Cossack Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk, 1710.
A painting depicting George Washington at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution
Constitution of May 3, 1791 (painting by Jan Matejko, 1891). Polish King Stanisław August (left, in regal ermine-trimmed cloak), enters St. John's Cathedral, where Sejm deputies will swear to uphold the new Constitution; in background, Warsaw's Royal Castle, where the Constitution has just been adopted.
Presidential copy of the Russian Constitution.
Magna Carta
United States Constitution

Typically, national, state or provincial and other full-scale legislative assemblies have extensive internally written rules of order, whereas non-legislative bodies write and adopt a limited set of specific rules as the need arises.

- Parliamentary procedure

Parliamentary procedure also allows for rules in regards to nomination, voting, debate, disciplinary action, appeals, and the drafting of organization charters, constitutions, and bylaws.

- Parliamentary procedure

Each chamber of the legislature consists of a number of legislators who use some form of parliamentary procedure to debate political issues and vote on proposed legislation.

- Legislature

Some political systems follow the principle of legislative supremacy, which holds that the legislature is the supreme branch of government and cannot be bound by other institutions, such as the judicial branch or a written constitution.

- Legislature

The second would include such elements as the making of decisions by public conventions called by public notice and conducted by established rules of procedure.

- Constitution

The standard model, described by the Baron de Montesquieu, involves three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial.

- Constitution
The European Parliament during a plenary session in 2014.

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The British Houses of Parliament are situated within the Palace of Westminster, in London

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The British Houses of Parliament are situated within the Palace of Westminster, in London
Canadian Parliament at night
The Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House) building in New Delhi, India
Knesset Building, Jerusalem
The Australian Senate

The Westminster system or Westminster model is a type of parliamentary government that incorporates a series of procedures for operating a legislature.

Unlike the uncodified British constitution, most countries that use the Westminster system have codified the system, at least in part, in a written constitution.