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Parlenient, one of the local courts of justice in France prior to the Revolution of 1789, of which the chief was the Parliament (French, Parlement) of Paris. This originated in the royal council, and early in the fourteenth century was organised into three chambers, the Grrande Chambre, the Chambre ties Requites., and the Chambre des Enquetes. It acquired considerable political influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.