Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The legislative assembly of some German states.
  • n. A diet or assembly in some German states in the 19th century.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A representative assembly or parliament in German-speaking countries, with some legislative authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The diet or legislative body. See legislature, below.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Germany, the legislature of a country; a territorial diet; now, specifically, one of the parliaments of the countries constituting the German empire, as Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria, etc., and of some of the crownlands of Austria-Hungary, as Moravia and Bohemia. See Reichstag.

Etymologies

German : Land, country (from Middle High German lant; see landsman2) + Tag, day, diet, assembly (from Middle High German, from Old High German, influenced by Medieval Latin diēta, diet).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
German (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • VISUAL BASIC BASICS: Prank Virus, By Pierre-Luc P. Tags: Politics * Tag, the German word for "day", is used in names of German legislative bodies, such as Landtag, Reichstag and Bundestag, because the earliest German legislative bodies met for a single day.

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  • If we look at Germany, we even see a democratisation of NAZIsm (NPD getting elected into the Landtag), which at the same time produces a party with less affection to violence.

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  • In 1865, Eduard made his first foray into politics, winning a seat in the Landtag, the Prussian lower house of government.

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  • Ich musste bis jetzt selbst einen Petition be idem Landtag im Juli vorliegen.

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  • Frankenthal served as a Social Democratic municipal deputy representing the Tiergarten district in the Berlin City Council from 1925 to 1931 and was elected to the Prussian Landtag (provincial diet) in 1930.

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  • Unsere Erwählten: Sozialdemokratischen Frauen im Deutschen Reichstag und im Preussischen Landtag 1919 bis 1933. 2 vols.

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  • Landtag and its ministry do not encourage whistle-blowing apparently, NO ONE in any ministry is willing to speak up and call a bad set of criteria recognized by some judge a few years back a piece of illegal practice in German burocratic machinery.

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  • On Monday morning, a mass meeting was called in the university assembly hall and from there thousands set off to the Landtag where the lower Austrian Parliament was in session.

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  • With Fischhof at the front, the doors of the Landtag were forced open and the crowd rolled into the debating chamber.

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  • Liechtensteinunicameral Parliament or Landtag (25 seats; members are elected by popular vote under proportional representation to serve four-year terms) elections: last held 11 and 13 March 2005 (next to be held by 2009) election results: percent of vote by party - FBP 48.7%, VU 38.2%, FL 13%; seats by party - FBP 12, VU 10, FL 3

    Legislative branch

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