Rump

Definition of Rump

n.1.The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.
2.Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of Beef.
3.The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant.
Rump Parliament
(Eng. Hist.) the remnant of the Long Parliament after the expulsion by Cromwell in 1648 of those who opposed his purposes. It was dissolved by Cromwell in 1653, but twice revived for brief sessions, ending finally in 1659.
The Rump abolished the House of Lords, the army abolished the Rump, and by this army of saints Cromwell governed.
- Swift.

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